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DISCOVER FOLK ART:
Unique Visions by Southern Self-Taught Artists

Comprising the Museum's entire third floor, this is an immersive introduction to the world of Southern contemporary folk art, organized into five themes: Introduction, Beliefs, Memories, Nature, and Collecting.

The interactive exhibition features:

  • Over 250 folk art objects
  • Re-creations of artists' working environments (including a barn and a bus)
  • Family activity stations
  • Touch screens
  • Smells and sounds
  • Installation by Folk Artist Robert Oren Eades
  • Free Discover Folk Art Family Guides (also available in Spanish)

Take a tour of Discover Folk Art -- click on the image to the right. For more views of the exhibition, click here.

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The following are available in shop HMA, located on the first floor:

  • Tour in a Tote
    A bag filled with puzzles and tools to help young visitors explore DISCOVER FOLK ART. Guardians may check this bag out for FREE during their visit.
     
  • Discover Folk Art: An Adventure with Artie at the Hickory Museum of Art
    This 32 page children's book follows Artie, the art-loving dog, as he tours the Museum's folk art exhibition. Available for $9.95.

Discover Folk Art Lesson Plans