Martin DeWitt, director of the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota-Duluth since 1990, has been named founding director of the museum of art within the Fine and Performing Arts Center currently under construction at Western Carolina University.
Robert Godfrey of Asheville, professor of art and former head of the art department at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Butler Institute of American Art.
Western Carolina University is taking significant new steps to boost the Western North Carolina travel and tourism industry by becoming an additional destination for visitors in search of cultural arts and heritage-based activities.
Western Carolina University broke ground Thursday (March 8) for its Fine and Performing Arts Center, a $30 million facility designed to serve both as a new home for WCU's burgeoning academic programs in the arts and humanities, and as a cornerstone in the university's and region's efforts to grow and develop.
The $98.4 million coming Western Carolina University's way with the recent passage of the $3.1 billion state higher education bond package will create a construction boom unprecedented in the university's 111-year history, and a chance to "upset" nearly everyone on campus.