Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Campbell’s Soup (Scotch Broth), 1969, screenprint in colors on smooth wove paper, signed and numbered: 100/250, On loan from Private Collection
Claude Howell (1915-1997), Junction132, acrylic on canvas, Museum purchase, 2013.21
Claes Oldenburg (b.1929), Pizza, 1964, etching, Gift of John Van Kirk in memory of Ruth H. Van Kirk, 2008.16.1j
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.
Broyhill Family Foundation
FROM THE VAULT: Painting the BLue RIdge
Through January 13
The Blue Ridge Mountains have been a favorite subject for artists in HMA’s collection from the Museum’s inception to today. Includes works by Paul Whitener, Rudolph Ingerle, Ward Nichols and more.
November 10, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Meet the Artist Reception
Sunday, January 13, 2- 4 PM
HMA Local Artist Series presents the alabaster sculptures and digital artwork of Hickory, NC sculptor Harold Humphrey.
POP: Everyday Imagery as Art
July 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Selections of Pop Art and works inspired by the movement from the Museum’s collection and on loan from private collectors is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art. Artists include Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and more.
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.