The WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center is located on the Western North Carolina campus. Open year-round, the museum facilitates scholarly research and provides life-long learning opportunities for individuals of all ages by collecting, interpreting, and showcasing cross-cultural innovation in contemporary art. The museum serves as a cultural catalyst to celebrate and preserve the artistic legacy of the Western North Carolina region with a developing focus to collect, interpret and showcase innovation in contemporary art of high artistic merit.