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Creativity of any kind is what makes us human. It is what brings us together, it is what creates and drives change.

Culture Kits

Our vision at Hickory Museum of Art is to become a catalyst for a future where creative exploration, inclusivity, and community create the foundation for a more perfect world. As educators and optimists, we aim to inspire everyone to make the world a better place for everyone.

Hickory Museum of Art lends cultural kits FREE of charge to libraries across the Unifour region (Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander Counties). Our kits contain original pieces of art along with accompanying support materials for discussion and display. These are great for multicultural festivals. Available kits include:

  Latin American Culture Kit | B ooks, posters, maracas, artwork, Aztec calendar stones, artifacts, textiles, and more.

Latin American Culture Kit | Books, posters, maracas, artwork, Aztec calendar stones, artifacts, textiles, and more.

  Folk Art Kit   |  Original artwork, lesson plans, children's books, introduction to HMA's folk art (DVD), and artist biographies.

Folk Art Kit | Original artwork, lesson plans, children's books, introduction to HMA's folk art (DVD), and artist biographies.

  Hmong Kit   |  Books, story-cloths, clothing, posters, DVD, lesson plans, and additional items about Hmong cultures.

Hmong Kit | Books, story-cloths, clothing, posters, DVD, lesson plans, and additional items about Hmong cultures.

  Native American Kit |  Hopi Kachina doll, mandella, art print, Navajo wool blanket, books, lesson plans, Cherokee basket, arrowheads, stone pipes, and ceramic canteen.

Native American Kit | Hopi Kachina doll, mandella, art print, Navajo wool blanket, books, lesson plans, Cherokee basket, arrowheads, stone pipes, and ceramic canteen.

To reserve your kit, contact Ginny Zellmer at 828.327.8576 or gzellmer@hickoryart.org. Great for festivals and other multicultural events!

Click Here to download a Culture Kit flyer.

Click Here for K-5th Grade Correlations

lesson plans

Click links below for Lesson Plans that relate to the year-round exhibition DISCOVER FOLK ART. Click here for more information about the exhibit.    

Click here for sample questions using HMA's DISCOVER FOLK ART exhibit.