To Dance on Common Ground
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

To Dance on Common Ground

Hickory Ballet Academy, Fanjoy Labrenz Photography and HMA collaborate in an innovative, live performance of ballet and visual art in the Museum's Coe Gallery.

Artist Reception
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Reception

Meet Lenoir, NC artist Norma Suddreth and sample Middle Eastern food while viewing the exhibition - HOLY LAND REVISITED: Works by Norma Suddreth - inspired by the artist's travels and her faith. 

Artist Reception
Sep
1
5:30 pm17:30

Artist Reception

Meet Penland, NC wood sculptor Tom Shields and Hickory photographers Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz at the opening reception for their collaborative exhibition.

The AutoLawn Party
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

The AutoLawn Party

The 4th Annual Autolawn Party is a celebration of the road’s number one traveler - the automobile. This year’s event highlights all the wonderfully beautiful British classics.

Artist Reception
Sep
10
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Reception

Meet Newton, NC artist Pat Viles as she shares watercolors, collages, mixed media works, and paintings on silk from her extensive career. 

Afternoon Art Tea
Sep
18
4:30 pm16:30

Afternoon Art Tea

Join us for an English style tea in the Museum's Coe Gallery. Program includes artist speaker and a brief history of tea.

Footcandle Film Festival
Sep
23
Sep 25

Footcandle Film Festival

Hickory’s own film festival brings unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western NC each September in Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.

Foothills Folk Art Festival
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Foothills Folk Art Festival

Make plans now to attend the inaugural Foothills Folk Art Festival (formerly known as Lake Norman Folk Art Festival) 10 AM-4PM in Downtown Newton.


Knit in Public Day
Jun
18
10:30 am10:30

Knit in Public Day

Public demonstration invites participants to share in worldwide recognition of Knit in Public Day and fiber arts traditions.

Build a Bug
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Build a Bug

Hickory Museum of Art will partner with Catawba Science Center for a day of butterflies and bug building. 

Afternoon Art Tea
Jun
5
4:30 pm16:30

Afternoon Art Tea

Join us for the Museum's new series of Afternoon Art Teas in the Coe Gallery. See exhibition ON COMMON GROUND: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, May 21 - August 21.

Music Makers Blues Revue + BBQ
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Music Makers Blues Revue + BBQ

Join us for an evening of blues + barbecue ... Lineup includes Cool John Ferguson, Wilbur Tharpe, The Branchettes, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Harvey Dalton Arnold and Bubba Norwood. 

CVCC Student Art Show
Apr
26
11:00 am11:00

CVCC Student Art Show

See student work from Catawba Valley Community College Advertising & Graphic Design & Photographic Technology programs.

Educators Night Out
Apr
21
4:00 pm16:00

Educators Night Out

Hosted by North Carolina Museum of Art, this free event for K-12 educators of all subject areas will have food, adult beverages, engaging speakers, drop-in activities, prizes and a resource fair. Don’t miss this one-time only event. Homeschool parents are also welcome.

 

IMAGE*INATION - Opening Reception
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

IMAGE*INATION - Opening Reception

Opening reception for IMAGE*INATION: Catawba Valley Camera Club’s 9th Annual Photo Competition, which will be on exhibit in the Museum's Entrance Gallery, April 16 - July 17. 

Combat from Behind the Camera
Apr
8
6:30 pm18:30

Combat from Behind the Camera

Stacy Pearsall, founder of the Veteran's Portrait Project, will present her talk - Combat from Behind the Camera - in the SALT Block Auditorium. 

Art of Poetry Tour
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Art of Poetry Tour

Ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits. To participate, visit Hickory Museum of Art, then submit poem(s) written about artwork to Kelly Demaegd by March 5.

Reception - Century Artist in Residence Tom Shields
Mar
3
5:30 pm17:30

Reception - Century Artist in Residence Tom Shields

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE WHEN THE ARTIST WILL BE ON EXHIBIT HERE AT THE MUSEUM, AUGUST 6 - NOVEMBER 13, 2016. 

Meet Tom Shields, Century Furniture's Artist in Residence and 2015 North Carolina Arts Council Fellow, during a reception and gallery talk. 

February Family Fun Day
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

February Family Fun Day

Collage greeting cards in the style of Romare Bearden and complete a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum's galleries, while learning about artists in the Museum's collection that were influenced by the Harlem Renaissance Era.

Closing Reception
Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception

Join us in the Shuford Gallery for a closing reception of the exhibition INTERCONNECTED:
Tangible Dualities by Joël Urruty. 

Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance
Feb
14
2:00 pm14:00

Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Harlem Renaissance  through film, music and related exhibitions at HMA. Includes a screening of documentary Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance.  There will also be refreshments and opportunities to explore related exhibitions at Hickory Museum of Art.

Downton Abbey Tea
Jan
31
4:30 pm16:30

Downton Abbey Tea

Celebrate the final season of Downton Abbey with a Sunday tea in a lovely art setting. Dress in Edwardian- era clothing. 

HMA Guild Meeting
Jan
4
10:00 am10:00

HMA Guild Meeting

The Guild invites you to their first monthly meeting of the new year. Enjoy a social time with refreshments and a think-tank meeting to brainstorm future fundraising opportunities.

Art of Poetry Tour
Dec
12
2:00 pm14:00

Art of Poetry Tour

Area poets will read works based on art in current exhibitions, including Unexpected Beauty: Views from the Lens of Steve McCurry. 

Angels of the Arts brunch
Dec
5
10:00 am10:00

Angels of the Arts brunch

The HMA Guild presents its 41st annual Angels of the Arts Brunch from 10 AM - 1 PM Saturday, December 5 at Lake Hickory Country Club. This popular holiday event features a silent auction, live auction and brunch. All proceeds benefit the Museum. 

 

Free Docent Led Tours
Nov
28
11:00 am11:00

Free Docent Led Tours

Hear untold stories behind the photographs during free, docent-led tours of the limited engagement exhibition Unexpected Beauty: Views from the Lens of Steve McCurry.