WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
April 5 through June 1, 2014
Image: Matthew Good
This is a gallery show and sale where all of the artwork is available for purchase. Artists are giving a percentage of the sales to HMA in honor of the Museum’s 70th Anniversary.
It features landscape-inspired works by selected Carolina artists: Scott Boyle, Stephen Brooks, Hal Bryant, Jean Cauthen, Andrew Chapman, Fanjoy Labrenz, Matthew Good, Moni Hill, John Inman, Cotton Ketchie, John Mac Kah, and Kate Worm.
Join us for a Party... WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM O Friday, April 11 from 7 – 10 PM. Admission is $15 for HMA members and $20 for non-members. The evening includes music by Tony Eltora 2, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. All proceeds benefit the Museum. Please call HMA for reservations at 828.327.8576. Click here for invitation.
Sponsored by BWE
Paul Whitener Memorial Student Art Show
Middle & High School Division
Shuford Gallery, Through April 20
This annual event started by the Museum’s founder and first director Paul Whitener provides an opportunity for local middle and high school students from Hickory and Catawba County schools to exhibit in the Museum. Sponsored by the Hickory Rotary Club, of which our founder Paul Whitener was a long-time member.
Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club
Awards Reception: Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 - 7 PM
Image: Julia Gray Hines, "Approach"
A year-long light installation by artist Julia Gray Hines, presented in conjunction with the Hickory Museum of Art's anniversary, celebrating 70 light-filled years. The chandelier hangs from the ceiling in the museum's second floor Coe Gallery. The piece is interactive!
Entrance Gallery, Through October 11
Image: Claude Howell, "Junction 132", 1971, acrylic on canvas, Museum purchase, 2013.21
A selection of works acquired by the Museum in 2013 and 2014.
QUALITIES OF LIGHT I
Regal & Gifford Galleries, March 22 through July 13, 2014
Image: Ted Kinsman, Water Balloon Breaking Over Garrett's Head, not dated, photograph, Gift of the artist, 2008.11.2
This show is an extension of an exhibition HMA opens in April, also called Qualities of Light, which is presented in conjunction with Catawba Science Center’s Light Moves exhibition. It features work from the permanent collection including high-speed photography by contemporary artists as well as prints that feature optical illusions or holographics.
7 PAINTERS LAUNCH 70 YEARS
Whitener Gallery, Through August 24, 2014
Image: Paul Dougherty, "A Freshening Gale," 1911, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1944.2.6
This exhibition includes paintings by the first seven artists collected by Paul Whitener, the Museum's founder and first director, for HMA's Permanent Collection. The artists are Frederick Ballard Williams, Andrew Winter, George Bruestle, Chauncey Ryder, Albert Groll, Paul Dougherty, and Guy Wiggins.
LIVE WITH HISTORY: The NY Times Photo Archives
Windows Gallery, March 29 through September 21
Image: Lewis Hine, "Young Mill Worker"
This exhibit features 27 iconic photographs from The New York Times Photo Archives documenting major events and historical figures of our nation and the world. Photos include Ghandi, Harriet Tubman, the U.S.S. Arizona sinking, the 1947 women’s baseball league, and more. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s 70th Anniversary as we reflect on our past and move into our future.
ROSEVILLE POTTERY FROM THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION
Objects Gallery, Through Winter 2013
Image: Roseville Pottery, Low Bowl (poppy), Anonymous gift, 2013,2.2
This exhibition includes forty-six pieces selected from the Museum's recent acquisition of Roseville Pottery.
The Roseville Pottery Company, based in Roseville, Ohio, manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These objects were designed as household utilitarian pieces, and became popular with the American Arts and Crafts movement.
AMERICAN ART GLASS & POTTERY
Objects Gallery, Ongoing
George Kennard, "Devil Face Jug", 2005, Gift of Corning Museum of Glass, 2006.2.5
Most of the glass works in this exhibition were given to the Museum by Sonia and Isaac Luski, Rose and Abraham Luski, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Several styles of glass blowing are demonstrated, and many of the artists have connections to the prestigious Penland School of Crafts.
Many of the pottery selections are from the American art pottery collection gifted to the Museum by the Frances Johnson Moody Estate. Represented studios include Rookwood, Van Briggle, and Weller. Other pottery includes crystalline vases by Phil Morgan, given to the Museum by Albert Keiser, Jr.
DISCOVER FOLK ART: UNIQUE VISIONS BY SOUTHERN SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS
Entire Third Floor, Ongoing
The Hickory Museum of Art recently expanded their Southern Contemporary Folk Art Collection and Exhibition space. A new, hands-on exhibition was installed on the Museum's 3rd floor Mezzanine Gallery.
The Interactive Exhibition Features:
• Re-creations of Artists’ Working
• Touch Screens
• Over 200 Folk Art Objects
• Sounds & Smells
• Family Activity Stations
• and More!
Free Family Guides for the exhibition are available at the Museum’s check-in desk in the first floor HMA Galleria. Copies of the children’s book, Discover Folk Art: An Adventure with Artie at the Hickory Museum of Art, are also available in the Galleria for $9.95. In the book, Artie (HMA’s art-loving mascot) takes a group of children on a tour of the galleries and introduces them to work by several folk artists including Sam “The Dot Man” McMillan and Q.J. Stephenson.