Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Harlem Renaissance through film, music and related exhibitions at HMA. Includes a screening of documentary Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. There will also be refreshments and opportunities to explore related exhibitions at Hickory Museum of Art.
Collage greeting cards in the style of Romare Bearden and complete a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum's galleries, while learning about artists in the Museum's collection that were influenced by the Harlem Renaissance Era.
Award-winning nature photographer Jim Ruff’s presentation will focus on capturing the beauty of mountains around the world and highlighting nature’s dynamic movement using time-lapse photography.
One of HMA's other Crowell paintings, The Gourd Lady), is of life-long Conover resident Margaret Sparkman. She had adopted this persona as her artist identity, in that creativity with gourds was her medium; and that landed her a spot on the Jay Leno show in 2003.
The son of a minister, Crowell has been developmentally disabled from birth. As a child, (more)
Early on, Charlotte-born and Harlem-raised Bearden debated whether to be an artist, a musician, or a professional baseball player. As a painter, he used ideas from math and music, especially jazz, in his art, along with aspects of his many other influences. As a result, (more)
Freedom: A fable combines dainty Victorian silhouettes and the pop-up medium ... to contradict the dire situation in which [the book's] heroine finds herself. The work at first glance appears to be a nineteenth-century children's book, but it is decidedly not. (more)