Fine Art Museum sets reception, gallery talk for ‘WCU Collects’

The Fine Art Museum exhibition “WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions” includes this work, “Rising” by Galen Frost Bernard (shown in detail). A reception and gallery talk focusing on the museum’s collecting process is set for Thursday, Oct. 5.

A reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum will include a gallery talk concentrating on the museum’s collecting process and focus.

Free and open to the public, the event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition “WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions,” which showcases a selection of artworks recently given to the museum and includes a number of artists not previously represented in its collection, said Jill Jacobs, marketing manager for the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The exhibition opens Monday, Oct. 2, and will be on display through Friday, Jan. 26.

The Fine Art Museum maintains a collection of more than 1,500 art objects in all media ranging from paintings and printmaking to book arts, sculpture, ceramics and contemporary crafts. As the museum continues to research and interpret the collection, purchases and gifts expand and strengthen its holdings. New acquisitions find their way into the collection through a variety of routes and, particularly, through the generosity of donors, Jacobs said.

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