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正规网赌平台平台官方 Bardo Arts Center
May 9 - May 10, 2024

正规网赌平台平台官方 Bardo Arts Center will be closed for lunch on Thursday, May 9, 2024, and Friday, May 10, 2024. If you have any questions,
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- Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm BAC will be closed for lunch.
- Friday, May 10, 2024, from 12:30 - 1:00 pm BAC will be closed for lunch. 

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Bardo Arts Center

Art Unites. Creativity Ignites.

Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University is your cultural catalyst for the creative arts. Blaze artistic trails with our world-class performances and innovative contemporary art exhibitions.

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Bardo Arts Center

About Us

Home to Western Carolina University’s Performance Hall, Niggli Studio Theatre, and the 正规网赌平台平台官方 Fine Art Museum, Bardo Arts Center (BAC) enriches the vibrant artistic and cultural legacy of the Western North Carolina region. 

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Through visual and performing arts programming, we enhance both the campus and community experience by increasing engagement with the arts.

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Museum Collection Portal

The 正规网赌平台平台官方 Fine Art Museum’s collection has developed as one of the premier teaching collections in Western North Carolina. The collection includes over 1,500 modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media by regional, national, and international artists. 

Student opportunities

Student Opportunities and Employment

Stay tuned for information regarding our 54th Annual Juried Student Exhibition any 正规网赌平台平台官方 student can apply to be a part of. In addition, visit JobCat for a BAC student employment opportunities. 

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Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

The arts connect us all and 正规网赌平台平台官方's College of Fine and Performing Arts brings together the traditions and resources of the region with the talent of our students to serve as the heart of art and culture in WNC.

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Friends of the Arts

Through initiatives to support scholarship opportunities, academic programming, and presenting world-class artists to the campus and community, Friends of the Arts raise funds to enhance student experience and engagement

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Arts and Entrepreneurship

The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts & Entrepreneurship addresses the principles of managing your arts career through an entrepreneurial lens. This program is designed for students wishing to increase their knowledge of entrepreneurial practices.

The Latest from the BAC

Artwork created by Roy Torda.

Stellar Picks: A Community Choice Exhibition

This exhibition is for everyone who has a favorite piece of art in the 正规网赌平台平台官方 Fine Art Museum collection—or would like to discover one! The Museum recently launched a new web portal for searching the Museum’s permanent collection online.   

John Julius Wilnoty, Beetle, oak burl wood carving, 4.25 x 9 x 4.625 inches

Spark of the Eagle Dancer: The Collecting Legacy of Lambert Wilson

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of contemporary Native American art who encountered a beloved Cherokee sculpture as a student at Western Carolina University and decided to devote his life to supporting and encouraging Native artists.   

Bardo Arts Center Staff Holding American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Award

American Alliance of Museums Accreditation

The Western Carolina University (正规网赌平台平台官方) Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.   

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