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. 

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.

Morning Light - Gallery Talk with Jim Ruff
Mar
10
6:30 pm18:30

Morning Light - Gallery Talk with Jim Ruff

Award-winning nature photographer Jim Ruff’s presentation will focus on capturing the beauty of mountains around the world and highlighting nature’s dynamic movement using time-lapse photography.


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.

Footcandle Film Festival
Sep
25
Sep 27

Footcandle Film Festival

The inaugural Footcandle Film Festival will be coming to the SALT Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC between September 25th and 27th, 2015, with the intent of bringing a selection of unique, interesting, challenging and entertaining films to North Carolina.  HMA will host the opening reception, filmmaker Q&A session, and closing reception, giving festival attendees the opportunity to enjoy the Museum's latest exhibitions including  the extraordinary photographs of Steve McCurry.

Both feature-length and short films will be screened at the festival. There will be 8-12 feature-length and 8-12 short films screened over the weekend with one (1) "Best Feature-Length" and one (1) "Best Short Film" award selected by a jury, and one (1) "Overall Audience Favorite" selected by those in attendance.

The festival is the creation of the founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 550-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis.

For more information, visit the Footcandle Film Society's web site.

The Autolawn
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

The Autolawn

This year’s event will highlight the Volkswagen brand, with about 120 entrants displayed in an informal setting on the grassy expanse. There will also be food, art exhibits, youth judging program, music, beer garden, regalia for sale, raffle prizes, ride and drives, and awards ceremonies.

HMA Guild Meeting
Aug
31
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, a business meeting and an art-related program. Call 828.327.8576 to be added to the mailing list for meeting reminders. Mark the date!

An evening of art, dance and classical music
Jul
31
6:30 pm18:30

An evening of art, dance and classical music

Hickory Museum of Art in collaboration with Hickory Ballet Academy present an evening of art, dance and classical music, with two performances at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. See Degas sculptures and other great artwork come to life with dance and classical music. Artistic Director Melissa French will give a talk following each performance. Come join us for a fun evening of art, music and dance! 

Look Behind You!™
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Look Behind You!™

“Look Behind You! A multi-media performance lecture by Irish singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey, brilliantly blends his father Bobbie’s iconic photographs of the Troubles with his own beautifully crafted words, music and lyrics to offer audiences a moving and memorable experience.” (Robert O’Neill/John J. Burns Library, Boston College)

HMA Annual Meeting
Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

HMA Annual Meeting

Join us for the Museum's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6 PM in the upstairs Coe Gallery, with refreshments and conversation beginning at 5:30 PM.

The Art of Poetry Tour
Jun
20
2:00 pm14:00

The Art of Poetry Tour

When poets are inspired by a piece of visual art, they may create ekphrastic poetry, that is, poetry that verbally describes a visual work of art. Four times a year, HMA sponsors an ekphrastic walking tour through the Museum's exhibits, with poets reading aloud next to the artwork that inspired the poem.  The poets are usually members of the local community.

Event: Knit in Public Day
Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

Event: Knit in Public Day

HMA is celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 13th in conjunction with  the ongoing Woven Together exhibit. All fiber artists are invited to join other local knitters, spinners, crocheters, and weavers to showcase the fiber art they are so passionate about, while socializing on the South lawn of the SALT Block, in front of the Museum which is located at 243 3rd Ave. NE.

Lafone Living Art Project
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Lafone Living Art Project

  • Hickory museum of art

Help support local artists! Save the date - June 12th, from 4-6PM. Joe Lafone will be at the HMA Galleria to kick off the Lafone Living Art Project. Come for light refreshments and fun.

HMA STUDIO ART SCHOOL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

HMA STUDIO ART SCHOOL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

The opening reception will be held Friday, June 5 from 6:00 until 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Barrick, Theielemann, and many of their students will be present. Local band The Quick Walkers will perform their blend of Americana and folk music. The band’s co-founder Abigail Taylor took all three workshops and has work in the exhibit.

Reception & Gallery Talk for "Woven Together"
May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Reception & Gallery Talk for "Woven Together"

WOVEN TOGETHER: From Lesotho to Carolina
Free for HMA Members, $5 Non-Members [suggested donation]
Please RSVP, Call HMA at 828.327.8576

Woven Together is an exhibition of tapestries, collages, paintings and photographs by Linda Elksnin, Lillian Trettin, Carl Trettin and Maseru Tapestries Cooperative.

Meet artists Linda Elksnin and Lillian Trettin as they share about their individual work and collaboration with a weaving cooperative in Lesotho, Africa.

Book Signing
May
17
2:00 pm14:00

Book Signing

WHEN THE SPIRIT SPEAKS, SELF-TAUGHT ART OF THE SOUTH
Coe Gallery

Meet North Carolina author Margaret Allen and enjoy a brief presentation and book signing. The book is available in the HMA Galleria.

Reception
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Reception

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR EDDIE HAMRICK
Coe Gallery
FREE for Members; $5 Non-Members [suggested donation]

Meet Master Woodwright Eddie Hamrick as we celebrate his birthday and current retrospective at the Museum. Enjoy music by Second Hand Still. 

Awards Reception
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Awards Reception

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle School & High School Division
Shuford Gallery
Exhibition runs through May 17

Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club