Spark of the eagle dancer: the collecting legacy of lambert wilson

Arts & Entertainment
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Venue: WCU Bardo Arts Center

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. Wilson amassed an extensive collection of over 6,000 objects during his lifetime, focusing primarily on artists of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation, and sovereign nations of the Southwest. Over 140 works on view tell the story of the relationships he built and the impact that he made by dedicating himself to this remarkable collection.
Museum Hours:
The WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Standard Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM, and Thursday, 10 AM-7 PM. If you have any questions, please call (828)227-ARTS.
Reception Details:
Reception for the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 5-7 PM. Light refreshments and drinks will be served at BAC's Star Atrium.
Image Credit:  John Julius Wilnoty,  Beetle, oak burl wood carving, 4.25 x 9 x 4.625 inches


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  • From Tuesday, August 08, 2023 10:00 AM to Friday, December 08, 2023 04:00 PM
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