ELIZABETH CATLETT: Artist -- Activist
Shuford Gallery, Through March 9
Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Cartas, lithograph, Museum purchase in part funded by the Hickory Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 2013.9, Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York , NY
Elizabeth Catlett was an American-born Mexican sculptor and printmaker, best known for the black, expressionistic sculptures and prints she produced during the 1960s and 1970s, which are seen as politically charged. This exhibition features the Museum’s recent acquisitions Cartas and Nina, as well as works borrowed from local collectors.
Sponsored by Hickory Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the HMA Guild
This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
FACES & FIGURES FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Through March 29, 2014
Image: Jane Peterson (1876-1965), "The Windowseat," oil on canvas, Museum purchase partially funded by proceeds from Hickory Museum of Art Guild trips, 1984.18
An exhibition of portraits and other artwork celebrating the figure, from new acquisitions like Untitled attributed to Willem de Kooning, to beloved favorites such as The Windowseat by Jane Peterson. Presented in conjunction with the Museum's 70th anniversary celebration.
Sponsored by Charlotte Paint Co., Inc.
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!
IMAGE*INATION: Catawba Valley Camera Club Juried Exhibition
Entrance Gallery, Through April 13, 2014
Image: Donny Teague, "Foggy Morning"
The winning submissions from a regional photography competition juried by the Catawba Valley Camera Club are featured in this exhibition. The entry divisions include amateur and youth. This is the seventh annual exhibition. Sponsored by the Catawba Valley Camera Club.
CHAOS AND CONTROL: Juie Rattley III
Regal & Gifford Galleries, Through March 9
Image: Juie Rattley III, "Feeling Blue," 2010, acrylic and oil on Plexiglas
This exhibition includes paintings by Kernersville, NC artist Juie Rattley III, created after his childhood friend was killed in an apparent home invasion. Through a series of self-portraits, he shows various expressions of anger, resignation and sadness. “I felt the only way to address his death was to incorporate it into the visual language of art.”
SNOWFALL IN THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY
Whitener Gallery, November 16 through March 9
Image: Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962), "City Hall Park in Winter," n.d., oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1944.2.7
This exhibition features winter landscape paintings collected by the Museum’s founder and first director, Paul Whitener. Artists include Guy Wiggins, Hobart Nichols, and Gardner Symons.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMORY SHOW -- Organized by Arthur B. Davies
Windows Gallery, Through March 23
Image: George Beal (1879-1956), "A Ship Yard," oil on panel, Museum purchase funded by Mrs. Eli Watson, 1947.3.6.
The Armory Show refers to the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art that was organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the first large exhibition of modern art in America. Celebrating 100 years since the Armory Show, the Hickory Museum of Art presents an exhibit from its own collection of work by the Armory Show’s leading organizer, Arthur B. Davies. Also included are works by George Beal, Elie Nadelman, John Sloan and William Glackens; who also participated in the Armory Show.
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.