Remembering Mickey + Paul: The Early Days
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Remembering Mickey + Paul: The Early Days

Whitener Gallery | 2 PM
Please join Pat Turner Mitchell, guest curator of Mickey + Paul:  The Early Days to reminice and reflect upon the lives of long-time director Mildred McKinney Whitener Coe and HMA founder, Paul Whitener. We invite you to bring your photos and share precious memories in tribute of those who contributed so dearly to the cultural community we call home.

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Holiday Ornament Workshop
Dec
11
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Create several lovely ornaments for the giving or the keeping. Handmade is the key here. We will use a variety of materials and designs to create lovely accents for the tree.

Cost: $18 HMA Members | $25 Non-Members

Please contact Ginny Zellmer, Education Manager, to register and pay.
828.327.8576, ext.207 or gzellmer@hickoryart.org

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LIGHT UP THE BLOCK
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

LIGHT UP THE BLOCK

A sampling of the excitement you can indulge in when you kick off the holiday season with a fun day at the SALT Block featuring its arts and cultural organizations through programs happening across the campus.  Art, science, music, and shopping too!

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HMA ART GUILD  PRESENTS:  THE 43RD ANNUAL AOA EVENING FOR THE ARTS
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

HMA ART GUILD PRESENTS: THE 43RD ANNUAL AOA EVENING FOR THE ARTS

The evening event features live and silent auctions, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and raffle drawing. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle winner will have a choice of one of the following trips:

  • GOLF ANYONE? Enjoy airfare and a three-night stay for two at Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa.
  • RETAIL THERAPY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO! Receive a $1000 Shopping Spree along with a two-night stay and airfare for two.
  • BON VOYAGE! Choose between a four- or five-night Caribbean or Bahama cruise on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Reservations: $50* | Raffle Ticket: $35
*Cost includes two drink tickets.

Click here to purchase your raffle or reservation tickets or stop by the HMA Office, located on the second floor. 

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An Evening with Joel Sartore
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Joel Sartore

Catawba Valley Camera Club and Hickory Museum of Art present "An Evening with Joel Sartore" in conjunction with the exhibition ENDANGERED: Joel Sartore Retrospective on view September 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018 in the Museum's Coe Gallery.


AN EVENING WITH JOEL SARTORE -- Saturday, October 14

Reception with the Artist, 6 - 7:30 PM, HMA's Coe Gallery
HMA & Camera Club Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60
Reception includes admission to Artist Talk

Artist Talk, 7:30 PM, Drendel Auditorium
HMA & Camera Club Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20

***HMA & Catawba Valley Camera Club Members may take advantage of advanced ticket sales starting July 5. Tickets will then go on sale to the public on July 15.***
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat.

In his words, "It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

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Opening Reception for New Horizons: Self-Taught Art in The 21st Century
Oct
7
4:30 PM16:30

Opening Reception for New Horizons: Self-Taught Art in The 21st Century

Following the Foothills Folk Art Festival, join us for a party!
Saturday, October 7

4:30 PM, Musical Performance by David Thomas Roberts
5 - 7 PM, Reception in the Shuford Gallery

Guest Curators Robert & Margaret Allen, author of When the Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South, present the work of 9 self-taught artists who make art in a contemporary style.

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Foothills Folk Art Festival
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Foothills Folk Art Festival

This family-friendly festival will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists — whose work will be for sale — as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, two stages of live music, food stands from area restaurants, food truck vendors,
beer gardens and more.

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Coffee in the Coe Hits the Road!
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee in the Coe Hits the Road!

Coffee in the Coe is going on a road trip to Reynolda House Museum of Art in Winston-Salem, NC to see their current exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern. We will meet in the front parking lot of the museum at 9 AM to carpool to Winston-Salem. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased via this link for the 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM tour. Tickets are selling very quickly and should be purchased ASAP.

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Art of Poetry
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Art of Poetry

Meet at HMA Entrance
FREE Admission

Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through exhibits. In honor of Women's History Month the main focus of the tour and poems will be WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection. If you would like to have one of your own poems included in the tour -- visit HMA for inspiration and submit poem(s) to Kelly Demaegd at geneandkelly@charter.net by June 3.

Visit Art of Poetry's website

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Lecture: An Academic History of Art and Nature
May
20
12:30 PM12:30

Lecture: An Academic History of Art and Nature

Lecture by Elliott Millinor
An Academic History of Art and Nature
FREE, Please call the Museum to Register at 828.327.8576
(a minimum of 8 participants is required for program to run)

The program starts at the Museum where Elliott Millinor will give a lecture on Kant's aesthetics and natural teleology (45 - 60 minutes). Participants will then view Jonathan Brilliant's HICKORY STICKS exhibition.

Participants will then drive to Riverbend Park for a guided nature hike that highlights plants and animals that embody beauty, the sublime, and/or are ecologically significant. The hike will last 1.5 - 2 hours and cover approximately 2.5 miles of trails. Please pack a snack and some water.

Elliott Millinor is a lifelong resident of Hickory, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Biology and M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Elliott’s scientific research interests include the diversity, distribution, and life histories of reptiles and amphibians, symbiotic relationships, and functional ecology. His historical and philosophical work focuses on the intersection of scientific knowledge, historical development, and scientific praxis. In particular, he is interested in the philosophical roles ontology plays in maintaining science’s monopoly on truth-claims and the challenges this presents in an increasingly diverse social and cultural environment. Elliott has presented his scientific and historical-philosophical research at the local, state, and international levels. He currently works as a Park Ranger for Catawba County Parks and as an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University where he teaches classes in Environmental Ethics/Aesthetics and Nature In and Through History. Elliott will assume a position at Arizona State University as a PhD student in the Biology and Society program beginning in January 2018. He currently resides in Hickory with his girlfriend, Katelyn, their dog, Carter, and snake, Raisin.

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PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle & High School Division
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle & High School Division

Middle & High School Division
March 29 - April 19, 2017
Awards Reception: Tuesday, April 11, 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.

Sponsored by:
Hickory Rotary Club

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ART OF POETRY
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

ART OF POETRY

Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through exhibits. In honor of Women's History Month the main focus of the tour and poems will be WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection

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