Elliott Daingerfield,  Infinities , c. 1913, oil on canvas, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Elliott Daingerfield, Infinities, c. 1913, oil on canvas, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina

A GRAND VISION:
ELLIOTT DAINGERFIELD PAINTS GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN & THE GRAND CANYON

Through April 20, 2019
Entrance & Coe Galleries

To learn more about this blockbuster exhibition and related program, please visit the webpage for A GRAND VISION here.

 
Frederick Ballard Williams,  Down to the Lake,  oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jan G. Milner, 2018.1

Frederick Ballard Williams, Down to the Lake, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jan G. Milner, 2018.1

FROM THE VAULT:
Artists Commissioned by the Santa Fe Railway

Through June 23, 2019
Whitener Gallery

In 1910, five prominent artists were invited by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway for an all-expenses paid trip to the Grand Canyon. The expedition was organized so that the artists could create works of art for use on the company’s marketing materials.

This exhibition features works in HMA’s collection by three of the artists: Elliott Daingerfield, Edward Potthast and Frederick Ballard Williams.

Presented in conjunction with A GRAND VISION: Elliott Daingerfield Paints Grandfather Mountain and the Grand Canyon.

Support provided by the Kenneth K. Millholland & Suzanne G. Millholland Endowment Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Annual Sponsors:
Beaver Family Foundation
Broyhill Family Foundation

 
 
Susan Cole

Susan Cole

Unifour Senior Games
Silver Arts Show

Through April 25, 2019
localHMA Galleries

Sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, this annual event qualifies participants for State Finals. The Hickory Museum of Art will be hosting the visual and heritage arts component.

 
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72nd Annual Student Art Show:
Middle & High School Division

Through April 29, 2019
Shuford Gallery

Awards Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7 PM

 This annual event, started by the Museum’s founder and first director Paul Whitener, provides an opportunity for local students from Hickory and Catawba County schools to exhibit in the Museum and for family members and school representatives to demonstrate their support.

Exhibit Sponsor: Hickory Rotary Club
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Catawba Valley Camera Club

Through May 5, 2019
Windows Gallery

The Catawba Valley Camera Club invites a guest juror to review their photography from the past year and make awards selections. This exhibition features the winning photos from print and projection categories.

Captions:
Mitzi Gellman, The Miller’s Window
Randy Knauf, Under the Ferris Wheel
Dean Powell, Driftwood

 
Photo by Sherrie Wells

Photo by Sherrie Wells

Discover FOlk Art:
Unique Visions by Southern Contemporary folk Artists

Entire Third Floor
Ongoing

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 Environments
         • 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.

 
Robert Levin,  Untitled,  1990, glass, Gift of Sonia & Isaac Luski, 2002.1.8

Robert Levin, Untitled, 1990, glass, Gift of Sonia & Isaac Luski, 2002.1.8

Glass From the Museum's Collection

Ongoing
Objects Gallery


This exhibition features glass works given to the Museum by Sonia and Isaac Luski, and Rose and Abraham Luski. Several styles of glass blowing are demonstrated, and the show features artists with connections to the prestigious Penland School of Crafts nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.


Sam Passantino,  Lion , wood and paint, Gift of the Children of Sam Passantino, 2016.22.a

Sam Passantino, Lion, wood and paint, Gift of the Children of Sam Passantino, 2016.22.a

ANIMAL MENAGERIE
from the Sam Passantino Collection

Through December 30, 2018
Objects Gallery


This exhibition features 30 animal sculptures by folk artist Sam Passantino. Young visitors will delight in seeing the artist's frogs, birds, turtle, lion, fish, giraffes and more.