Hickory Museum of Art's Guild presents an "Evening for the Arts" to benefit Museum educational programs and offerings. This year's 42nd annual fundraiser features live and silent auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Our Woman Made exhibition from December 17, 2016 to April 23, 2017 will feature over 80 works created by female artists that are part of HMA’s Permanent Collection. The show is intended to spotlight the Museum's women artists and as a celebration and encouragement of all women in the arts.(more)
A February 16, 1953 article in The Hickory Daily Record on the topic of HMA’s 1952 acquisitions says of Shirley Pruden's The Aerialist that “It is an excellent work which shows superb knowledge of anatomy as applied to the human figure and is unusually brilliant in color.” This was the first work by a woman artist that had been purchased by the Museum. (more)
Theresa Gloster, a folk-artist from Lenoir, NC, was part of this year's HMA project of bringing the joy of art to a group of financially challenged Catawba County seniors. This HMA program was started last year with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, through the North Carolina Arts Council, the Unifour Foundation and United Arts Council of Catawba County. Gloster's program partner speaks of her experience working with (more)