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We Will Not be Silenced: Standing for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A series of photographs and sculptures bring voice to the international Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement through the lens of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Comanche Nation, Lumbee, and other Native American artists.   

Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Jose Hernandez

Mariachi Sol de México® de Jóse Hernàndez

Mariachi Sol de México® de Jóse Hernàndez takes center stage at BAC in an electrifying performance that is sure to bring liveliness and fun to all ages.   

a print made from a glass etching of a old white wooden store, Tom Nakashima, The Devil Came Down to Georgia, vitreograph, image size 16x36 in, paper size 17x36 in. Gift of Harvey K. and Bess Littleton.

Cultivating Collections: Vitreographs, Glass, and Works by Black Artists

Cultivating Collections is a multi-year series of exhibitions that highlights specific areas of the WCU Fine Art Museum’s Collection, which includes over 1,800 works of art in a wide range of media by artists of the Americas.  

The Neutral Ground Film Still feat. the film's director CJ Hunt

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Enjoy free documentary films from the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, connecting documentary filmmakers and their impactful work with audiences throughout the South.   

Black Violin

Black Violin

Combining classical training and hip-hop influences, Black Violin creates a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as "classical boom". NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation”.   

Rocky Horror Promo Image

Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening

See this cult classic on the big screen in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall! Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock'n'roll science fiction horror satire is everybody's favorite midnight show.  

African American man on ground with a weight tied to his leg with chains that he is dragging

Jefferson Pinder: Selections from the Inertia Cycle

The five video performances included in Jefferson Pinder: Selections from the Inertia Cycle, 2003-2014 focus on themes of labor and endurance with metaphoric references to African American identity, history, and experience.  

Bardo Arts Center Star Atrium with three individuals looking at the Cherokee Syllabary without translation

Cherokee Exhibit Grant Announcement

The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center is honored to announce an $88,050 grant award from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. The grant supports a permanent interpretive exhibit that promotes the sharing and teaching of Cherokee language and culture through programming developed in collaboration with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) community.  

Mildred Thompson vitreographs at the WCU Fine Art Museum

Mildred Thompson: Helio Centric

Sunspot activity and cosmic movements fascinated Mildred Thompson, and she used these ideas as a jumping point to develop the abstract visual language for this series of vitreographs.  

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