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2018-2019 Cultural Enhancement Series Event Information


J. Michael Kosterlitz| July 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Ogden College Hall

Nobel Laureate in Physics


Stickwork | October 1-19, 2018 Outside the Kentucky Museum 

Community Sculpture Project with Award-Winning Artist Patrick Dougherty

You are invited to help build with artist Patrick Dougherty during his residency at WKU Oct. 1-19, 2018. Volunteer information can be found at www.wku.edu/grow/stickwork.

Artist Talk: Patrick Dougherty on Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. CST in the Kentucky Room of the Kentucky Building at WKU.

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The Music of Strangers |March 26, 2019 in Van Meter Hall at 6:30 p.m.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Trailer: https://themusicofstrangers.film/trailer

Rated PG-13


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Silkroad Ensemble |April 2, 2019 in Van Meter Hall at 7:30 p.m. CST

Enjoy the Silkroad Ensemble's tapestry of cultural sounds from along the silkroad! 

Website:https://www.silkroad.org/  | Listen: https://www.silkroad.org/listen



Obesión | April 15, 2019, Van Meter Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez formed Obsesión in 1996 and quickly gained fame in Cuba both for their messages of social activism and the Afro-Cuban consciousness of their rap verses. Beyond contributing to Rap Cubano through their music, both singers play an active role in fostering the local Cuban artistic community.

Learn more:

Afro-Cuban Rap Legends Obsesion Talk Race, Gender and Hip-Hop at UCLA

Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba



Arte Cubano | March 9, 2019 to May 28, 2019, WKU Kentucky Museum

Learn more about Cuba's rich past and present through its art from contemporary Cuban artists!

 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Information:


hillbilly | September 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center

A film on the social, cultural, and political underpinnings of the infamous stereotype, hillbilly.  


Road to Race Day | October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center 


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Quiet Heroes | November 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center 

A film on the fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the heartland of America's West. 


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The Blood on the Doorstep | February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center 

A story about a family's quest for answers, justice, and reform after Dontre Hamilton was shot by a Milwaukee Police Officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check. 


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Parallel Love | March 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center 


The Pushouts | April 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center


Top banner photo credit Jeff Smith.

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