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Virtual Opportunities 2020-2021

Reopening Announcement and Visiting Guidelines


Picture Character Official Promo Cropped Picture Character, Documentary Film Streaming March 14-17 


Important Notice

The Museum is now open for in-person visits from the general public. Also enjoy our virtual content including a new 360° tour, gallery videos, and artist presentations at

Spring Schedule

2021 School of Art & Design Faculty Biennial
January 26 – May 7, 2021 
Explore the work of nineteen faculty members whose artwork connects with the University’s 2020-2021 campus theme of water.

Mildred Thompson: Helio Centric
February 16 - May 7, 2021
This exhibition brings together a series of vitreograph prints visualizing grand cosmic motion and explores metaphorical moments of “heliocentricity” in Thompson’s own life.

Water for Thought
February 16 - May 7, 2021
Inspired by the campus theme, this photography exhibition features images of riverscapes, ocean expanses, and underwater immersion as a means for contemplating the arresting visual qualities and political dimensions of water.
Learn more.

53rd Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
March 2-26, 2021
Emerging artists at WCU share their artwork with a larger public while enhancing their presentation skills in a professional museum.

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
April 13 - May 7, 2021 | Virtual Reception: April 15, time TBA
Graduating students in the MFA program showcase their work in a variety of media and survey a range of conceptual themes and creative approaches.

Take the Interactive 360° WCU Fine Art Museum Tour right from your computer or mobile device!

Guided virtual and in-person group tours are available for classes, clubs, and groups, on and off-campus. 

Enjoy documentary films from the SouthArts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, available to watch on a browser or on a TV through the EventiveTV app. Each streaming includes a post-film interview with a member of the film crew. 

Spring 2021 free ticket reservation will open in late January 2021. Please view the schedule below to learn more about each film.

Code of the Freaks | February 21-24, 2021
Using hundreds of movie clips, this documentary presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film.

Picture Character | March 14-17, 2021
Take a deep dive into the history of emojis from their humble beginnings to taking over the world.

Thumbs Up for Mother Earth: The Lonnie Holley Story | April 26-29, 2021
Filmed over 20 years, this documentary reveals how one man's instinct to create has enabled him to succeed against all odds.

WCU School of Stage and Screen
Enjoy all the films from the 2020 Controlled Chaos Film Festival by visiting More content coming soon!

WCU School of Art and Design
Explore the Faculty Biennial and discover work from professors across a wide range of artistic mediums.

WCU School of Music
Visit the School of Music and the Pride of the Mountains Facebook pages to enjoy on-demand streaming music performances and upcoming virtual music experiences. 

On-Demand Opportunities

Controlled Chaos Filming

Controlled Chaos Film Shoot

Explore our blog to discover a vast selection of on-demand arts content from Fall 2020. 

TAKE the interactive 360° Museum tours.

View dynamic WCU Fine Art Museum Spring 2020 video selection.

SIGN-up to receive email updates about new virtual arts opportunities.

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Check out the main Belcher College social media channels, to see work from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff. 

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