Join us for an evening of 80s rock, art, fashion, food and fun – all for a good cause. The fundraiser for HMA will include live music from 8-10 p.m.
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.
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.
Holiday season kick-off includes live music from Casey Clark, booths with more than 19 area artists, refreshments and more.
Learn about photography in an ever growing visual world. Join faculty and students from Catawba Valley Community College’s Fine and Applied Arts Department for a day of hands-on learning.
Meet Wink Gaines, self-taught naturalist and former journalist specializing in wildlife photography.
Join us after-hours Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-5 PM for a flashlight tour of Hickory Museum of Art. Hear scary stories and help solve museum mysteries.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Hickory Museum of Art will host a talk by Carl Zwingli and Vladimir Khudyakov.
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 Hickory Museum of Art and Art of Poetry present a poetic gathering of friends for workshops, open mics, jam sessions, ekphrastic inspiration, and more.
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.
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!
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! 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHEN THE SPIRIT SPEAKS, SELF-TAUGHT ART OF THE SOUTH
Meet North Carolina author Margaret Allen and enjoy a brief presentation and book signing. The book is available in the HMA Galleria.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR EDDIE HAMRICK
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.
PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle School & High School Division
Exhibition runs through May 17
Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club
$30 per person, seating is limited
RSVP by April 10, call HMA at 828.327.8576
This is the Hickory Museum of Art Guild's 15th annual luncheon featuring elaborately decorated tablescapes. This year the theme is "Enchanted Garden." Come and enjoy:
• Parade of Hats*
• Catered lunch with homemade desserts
*Show off your hat during the Hat Parade! Sign-up at the check-in table.
All proceeds benefit the Hickory Museum of Art
FREE for HMA Members; $5 for Non-Members
Come see a preview of the elaborately decorated luncheon tablescapes with the theme "Enchanted Garden." Enjoy a cash bar by Olde Hickory Station and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
The Art a la Carte Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 27. See event listing for more information.
Sponsored by the HMA Guild.
Hickory Museum of Art
$7.50 HMA Members & Youth, $10 Non-Members
High school student Hisham Qadri, working with HMA for his Senior Project, created a photography exhibition called Faces of America. Join Qadri for a dessert reception as he presents this body of work.
This is a one night only event and all proceeds benefit HMA to encourage teens in the arts.
Click here for more information about the project and to purchase tickets to the event.
IMAGE*INATION: Catawba Valley Camera Club’s 8th Annual Photo Competition
Exhibition runs through July 12.
PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Elementary Division
Exhibition runs through April 19
Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club
Join the conversations at HMA Sunday afternoon when WWII veterans and survivors discuss personal experiences. Visitors will move from table to table in the gallery and engage in conversations with some who were involved. The following four men are participating:
- Charlie Dixon, son-in-law of Harold Edgerton, talks about Doc Edgerton’s reconnaissance work.
- Rhys Samuel was there at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history.
- Carl Zwingli was part of a bombing squad stationed in the Aleutian Islands bombarding the islands of northern Japan.
- Vladmir Khudyakov was a Russian teen involved in the war effort in Moscow during WWII.
This program is presented in conjunction with the closing day of 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum.
FREE for Members; $5 for Non-Members [suggested donation]
Meet Lou Wetmore, guest curator of the exhibition, who presents paintings by his brother, renown portraitist Gordon Wetmore. Reception sponsored by Lou & Julia Wetmore.
Ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits. Poets: To participate, visit HMA then submit poem(s) written about artwork to Kelly Demaegd (email@example.com) by March 14.
HATTITUDE: A Woman and Her Hat
Enjoy champagne and chocolates as women strut their stuff on the runway during a fashion show of “crowns” (church hats). The event will take place in the Museum's second floor Coe Gallery.