Current Exhibitions

Pat Viles, Dawn of Man, ink on silk

Pat Viles, Dawn of Man, ink on silk

 
Fanjoy Labrenz, Untitled, photograph Tom Shields, Islands Table, altered furniture

Fanjoy Labrenz, Untitled, photograph
Tom Shields, Islands Table, altered furniture

 

PAT VILES: RETROSPECTIVE

September 3 through December 4, 2016
Coe & Windows Galleries

North Carolina artist Pat Viles returns to Hickory Museum of Art for a retrospective of her work. The exhibition includes paintings on silk, collages, watercolors on Yupo paper, acrylic on canvas, and mixed media works. Photographs outlining and describing Viles' process will accompany the exhibit.

The artist has exhibited throughout the world, including China, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, France, Germany and Belgium. Viles also had a solo exhibition at Hickory Museum of Art in 1995.

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 10, 6 - 8 PM

Sponsored by
George Clay III, DDS    Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Hickory Museum of Art Guild

 

PALIMPSEST
new work by Fanjoy Labrenz
With Sculpture by Tom Shields

Through November 13, 2016
Shuford Gallery

An installation by Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz featuring photography prints on fabric, aluminum and Komatex, and video projections. The exhibition includes altered furniture sculptures by Tom Shields, created during his artist residency at Century Furniture.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 1, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Sponsored by:
Century Furniture
City of Hickory

Plastic Packaging, Inc.

 

Norma Suddreth, Thy Soul's Thirst Shall Be Satisfied, hand dyed sculpted paper pulp

Norma Suddreth, Thy Soul's Thirst Shall Be Satisfied, hand dyed sculpted paper pulp

HOLY LAND REVISITED:
WORKS BY NORMA S. SUDDRETH

July 30 through October 9, 2016
Regal & Gifford Galleries

North Carolina artist Norma S. Suddreth presents work inspired by her travels and faith. The exhibition includes handmade paper, watercolors and frescoes.

Opening Reception
Friday, August 12, 6 - 7:30 PM

Meet the artist, sample Middle Eastern foods, and learn about Suddreth's unique work and artistic processes. Call the Museum at 828.327.8576 to RSVP.

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Workshop with the Artist
Gelatin Treats! [of a sort...]
Monday, October 31, 9:30am - 12:30pm

For ages 13 years and up (adults welcome)
$30 • Call 828-327-8576 to register
Get creative this Halloween! Make monoprints on gelatin molds using handmade papers.


Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Campbell's Soup (Scotch Broth), 1969,  screenprint in colors on smooth wove paper, On loan from HE and Elizabeth Yountz

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Campbell's Soup (Scotch Broth), 1969,  screenprint in colors on smooth wove paper, On loan from HE and Elizabeth Yountz

 

Warhol & Whitener: Juxtaposed

Through July 16, 2017
Whitener Gallery

A rare pairing of works by Paul Whitener, HMA founder and first director and famed Pop artist Andy Warhol. Whitener’s work is from the Museum’s collection and the Warhol screenprints are on loan from a private collection and Lenoir Rhyne University.

 

Photo by Sherrie Wells

Photo by Sherrie Wells

Discover FOlk Art:
Unique Visions by Southern Contemporary folk 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 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

Art Glass & Pottery
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.

This exhibition also includes American Art Pottery gifted to the Museum by the Frances Johnson Moody Estate. The collection was assembled by Leslie Moody and his wife Francis; both were from Ohio and Leslie grew up in Zanesville, the heart of art pottery country. Several studios are represented including Rookwood, Catalina, Van Briggle, Weller, Tiffany and Roseville.