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.
FROM THE VAULT:
Artists Commissioned by the Santa Fe Railway
Through June 23, 2019
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.
Beaver Family Foundation
Broyhill Family Foundation
Unifour Senior Games
Silver Arts Show
Through April 25, 2019
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.
72nd Annual Student Art Show:
Middle & High School Division
Through April 29, 2019
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
Catawba Valley Camera Club
Through May 5, 2019
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.
Mitzi Gellman, The Miller’s Window
Randy Knauf, Under the Ferris Wheel
Dean Powell, Driftwood
Discover FOlk Art:
Unique Visions by Southern Contemporary folk Artists
Entire Third Floor
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.
Glass From the Museum's Collection
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.
from the Sam Passantino Collection
Through December 30, 2018
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.