In recognition of Worldwide Knit in Public day, join local knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers during this public event with demonstrations and prizes.
Meet at HMA Entrance
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 email@example.com by June 3.
Visit Art of Poetry's website
Graphic designer Matt Everley challenged himself to create 52 brewery/beer logos in one year, each using a different typeface. View the entire collection of 52 logos, on exhibition for the first time. Exhibit runs through September 17.
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.
Meet the artist, see the completed installation and test out your coffee stirrer weaving skills. Enjoy sweet treats, coffee and lemonade. Fun for all ages!
Join Jonathan Brilliant in the gallery for a presentation and Q&A. See the HICKORY STICKS installation as it starts to take shape.
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Corning Optical Communications
See student work from Catawba Valley Community College Advertising & Graphic Design & Photographic Technology programs.
11 AM-2 PM / 4-7 PM
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.
Hickory Rotary Club
Hickory Museum of Art Celebrates Lisë Swentsson's 13 years as Executive Director
The event will include a few Colorful Surprises for our special guest.
Please RSVP by April 3
Hickory Museum of Art Guild - Angels of the Arts - presents its Welcome Spring! Fashion Show to benefit Museum education programs and exhibitions.
See works from local students during PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Elementary Division awards ceremony and reception in HMA's Shuford Gallery.
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.
Join us for a winter garden floral-themed art tea, held in conjunction with WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection.
See artistic floral arrangements inspired by select works in WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection.
Women's Resource Center, Friends of Ridgeview Library and Hickory Museum of Art invite you to celebrate International Women's Day during this special community event in HMA's Coe Gallery.
See winning entries from IMAGE*INATION: Catawba Valley Camera Club’s 10th Annual Photo Competition during this free reception.
Meet LR graduate and artist Noelle Rasmussen, and view her final Master of Arts photography exhibit Emergence: Imagining the Unseen Story.
Join us for pizza and salad while local artist Kate Worm demonstrates her figure painting style with a live model.
Soprano soloist Caroline Collins performs opera, musical theater and art-inspired selections, including compositions by Peter Corneliussen.
View never-before-seen works by Cherokee artisan and sculptor John Julius Wilnoty, as selected from an extensive private collection.
HMA hosts first quarterly meeting of NCFAS. Agenda includes folk art tours, presentations, music and more.
View artwork from area students on exhibit in HMA's Education Wing.
Celebrate the artists featured in WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection during this reception.
New series on 2nd & 4th Thursday each month offers coffee and conversation about art.
Join is for an internationally inspired art tea. Program includes speaker, as well as interesting tea customs from around the world.
Get into the holiday spirit by decorating your own gingerbread house.
Ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits.
2nd Annual Holiday Open House & Festival features 20+ local artist booths, live music and treats from Atlanta Bread Company.
Be among the first to view the new exhibition, exploring the creations of Paul Lancaster, a self-taught visionary artist whose dreamlike landscapes and figures radiate an innocence rarely found in the real world. Exhibition runs through March 5, 2017.
Exhibition made possible by Grey Carter - Objects of Art, McLean, Virginia.
Reception sponsored by Lowes Foods, Hickory (Mountain View).
FREE for HMA Members
$5 Suggested donation for non-members
Call HMA at 828-327-8576 to RSVP
Hickory Museum of Art's Guild presents an "Evening for the Arts" to benefit Museum educational programs and offerings. This year's 42nd annual fundraiser features live and silent auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Explore HMA after hours, hear spooky stories and help solve Museum mysteries during a self-guided flashlight tour.
Meet the artists while viewing the new exhibition DIFFERENT STROKES BY DIFFERENT FOLKS: Works by the Foothills Painters, in HMA's Regal & Gifford Galleries October 15, 2016 - February 12, 2017.