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Image courtesy of WCU Photo Services from the 55th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition.

56th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity for WCU undergraduate students to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting.   

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.   

BFA Portfolio Exhibition 2023

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.  

Courtney M. Leonard - BREACH: Logbook23 | CORIOLIS, installation view at WCU Fine Art Museum

Courtney M. Leonard - BREACH: Logbook23 | CORIOLIS

Immerse yourself in the latest WCU Fine Art Museum exhibition, which explores cultural and historical connections to water, fishing practices, and sustainability. Created by Shinnecock Nation, ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard.  

Untitled artwork by Kevin Kirkpatrick.

School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

Every two years, the WCU Fine Art Museum offers faculty in the School of Art and Design the opportunity to share their artwork with the University community.  

Photo from 54th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

55th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity for WCU undergraduate students to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting.   

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.   

Katie Miller, Boy with a Tangled Earphone, 2014, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

The Way I’m Wired: Artist Reflections on Neurodiversity

Everyone’s brain is wired differently. This exhibition invites artists to share their lived experiences with neurodiversity and how these experiences have impacted their work as an artist.  

Richard Ritter, Clear Disk Bowl with Sanding Etching, and Yellow and White Cane (detail), 1981, blown and sandblasted glass, 3.25 x 10.25 x 10.25 inches. Gift of the Artist.

Cultivating Collections: Glass

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.  

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