The occasion was also the unveiling of the painting After the Storm that Harry’s wife had commissioned from Steve Brooks in Harry’s honor, a work that HMA had then purchased as its first acquisition in 2019.Read More
Information about the festival and how to apply, including a link to application materials. The festival is a partnership between Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art. Last year’s festival was visited by over 15,000 people!Read More
Figure Painting Studio, Exploring Cold Wax Oils , and an added Felted Apple with Appletini class.Read More
Table decorations for Saturday’s Gala glitter in the Friday sunshine. On Saturday, they will glitter in the lights of the party, its treats, surprises, and guests. Staff made sure of that through the Friday-long preparations, such asRead More
We get used to our work spaces, finding comfort in their familiarity and turning a mostly blind eye to eventual messes, as long as we can still find what we need to get our work done. But then one day,Read More
The event featured dance music (yes some people did dance), live and silent auctions for art and experiences, a photo booth with 1940’s costumes and free photos, along withRead More
The entire HMA museum staff along with two offspring in costume took part in this parade for the first time, to bring further attention toRead More
Many of you already know us, but for those who don’t yet, here we all are. Come see us in person!
Top to bottom, left to right, row by row: Jon Carfagno Executive Director, Clarissa Starnes Associate Director, Mary Johnson Business Manager, Ginny Zellmer Education Manager, Debbie Reed Communications & Design Manager, Kelly Smith Development Manager, Molly Blanchard Membership Coordinator, Kristina Anthony Exhibitions Manager, and Karin Borei Projects Coordinator.
Thank you photographer Paul van Breemen for those lovely photos!
Art! Music! Live and silent auctions! Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres! Great company! And a chance to WIN A FANTASY TRIP!!Read More
Once again, you can see that HMA offers wonderful experiences not just inside its walls (which it does for sure), but outside those walls too.Read More
Here is a feast of photographs of a magical evening spent with blown glass art.Read More
Some pictures of classic European cars, those marvels of design and creativity, and of the people who loved them on a sunny day. And also, one sporting dog.Read More
And everyone enjoyed it, as the pictures show.Read More
Asheville artist Connie Bostic previously exhibited at HMA in the Museum’s 2012 exhibition Waking Up with Van Gogh.Read More
Curious about the Guild? Want to see a slide show of pictures from last year’s events?Read More
Come see these wonderful inflatable sculptures! Amazement for all ages!Read More
POP: Everyday Imagery as Art
July 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Selections of Pop Art and works inspired by that movement from the Museum’s collection and on loan from private collectors are presented in the Windows Gallery in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art.
Artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and more. This etching of a Pizza is by Claes Oldenburg (b.1929). It is dated 1964, and was a gift of John Van Kirk in memory of Ruth H. Van Kirk.
Dear Paul Letters: The Correspondence that built HMA's Collection
June 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Museum is fortunate to have letters written to Paul Whitener, HMA’s founder and first director, from artists and donors regarding early acquisitions to the Collection.
Works of art by Wilford Seymour Conrow, Ella Richards (the first work by a woman artist acquired by HMA), Guy Carlton Wiggins and others are on display in the Whitener Gallery alongside the letters, offering an “insider” perspective to HMA’s early days of collecting.
This exhibition paves the way into HMA’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Support provided by the Kenneth K. Millholland & Suzanne G. Millholland Endowment Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Read this and be tempted.Read More
We had to set out extra chairs to accommodate everyone who came to this year’s celebration.Read More
This is the story of these whirling outdoor artworks and their rejuvenation by professional restorers.Read More