Meet the Artist Reception
Aug
31
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist Reception

PAST LIVES: Installation by Brian Lackey

Join artist Brian Lackey and Guest Curator Kit Cannon in the gallery for a reception honoring Past Lives. Exhibition ends September 17.

5th Annual Autolawn Party: European Classic Car Show
Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

5th Annual Autolawn Party: European Classic Car Show

There’s something fun for everyone! Events include the car show, food, art exhibits, children’s activities, music, beer garden, merchandise for sale, raffle prizes, a ride and drive, as well as awards ceremonies. Located on the SALT Block lawn; admission is free.

Sponsored by Paramount Automotive and Cafe Rule & Wine Bar.

HICKORY STICKS: Take-down Event
Sep
9
3:30 pm15:30

HICKORY STICKS: Take-down Event

The public is invited to assist Jonathan Brilliant with the de-installation of his coffee stirrer installation in the Coe Gallery. After spending the day at the AutoLawn Party, come inside for this rare opportunity.

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.

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."


Coffee in the Coe
Jul
13
10:30 am10:30

Coffee in the Coe

HMA's Coffee in the Coe series continues up on the Museum's second floor.

FREE/ HMA Members
$5/ Non-Members

Call 828-327-8576 to reserve space.
 

Beer Type Logos - Reception
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Beer Type Logos - Reception

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.

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

Knit in public day
Jun
10
10:30 am10:30

Knit in public day

In recognition of Worldwide Knit in Public day, join local knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers during this public event with demonstrations and prizes.

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.

Jonathan Brilliant: Artist Talk
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Jonathan Brilliant: Artist Talk

Join Jonathan Brilliant in the gallery for a presentation and Q&A. See the HICKORY STICKS installation as it starts to take shape.

Sponsored by:
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Corning Optical Communications
Shurtape

CVCC Portfolio Show
Apr
25
11:00 am11:00

CVCC Portfolio Show

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

11 AM-2 PM / 4-7 PM

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

Looking at Lisë
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Looking at Lisë

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
Call 828.327.8576

Welcome Spring! Fashion Show
Apr
3
11:30 am11:30

Welcome Spring! Fashion Show

Hickory Museum of Art Guild - Angels of the Arts - presents its Welcome Spring! Fashion Show to benefit Museum education programs and exhibitions.

Awards Reception
Mar
21
5:30 pm17:30

Awards Reception

See works from local students during PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Elementary Division awards ceremony and reception in HMA's Shuford Gallery.

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

Image*Ination - Reception
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Image*Ination - Reception

See winning entries from IMAGE*INATION: Catawba Valley Camera Club’s 10th Annual Photo Competition during this free reception.

 

Afternoon Art Tea
Dec
18
5:00 pm17:00

Afternoon Art Tea

Join is for an internationally inspired art tea. Program includes speaker, as well as interesting tea customs from around the world.

Preview Reception for Innocent & Ethereal: The Visionary World of Paul Lancaster
Nov
18
5:30 pm17:30

Preview Reception for Innocent & Ethereal: The Visionary World of Paul Lancaster

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