Don't miss these new HMA exhibits

Three new HMA exhibits opened in January 2018

1) Playing with Light:
Reflections from the hickory museum of art Collection

January 13 – March 11, 2018
Shuford Gallery

This exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection explores how artists depict and incorporate reflective surfaces in their work – including mirrors, windows, water, and even spoons. Represented artists include Jerry Goodnight, Will Henry Stevens, Elizabeth Bradford, John Whorf, Boyce Kendrick, Beverley Schoonover, McKendree Long and Samuel Colman.

2) GO… TEAM… GO! Inside the Making of a Mascot Book with Illustrator Hootie Bowman

January 13 – April 29, 2018
Entrance Gallery

Local illustrator Hootie Bowman shows visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his interactive university team mascot books. The exhibition includes original drawings from the books, early versions of mascots, proof pages and final books. Hootie’s humorous narration offers insights into the book process, from licensing procurement to reasons why some teams did not make it to final print. Many of your favorite North Carolina teams are represented. Mascot books will be available for purchase in shopHMA.  (See related events on the Current Exhibitions page.)

3) CELEBRATING HICKORY LANDMARKS: The Art of Historic Preservation

January 13 – April 8, 2018

In honor of their 50th Anniversary, the Hickory Landmarks Society curated a traveling exhibition of photographs and artifacts documenting their history. The exhibit makes a stop at Hickory Museum of Art, which is the only venue that will also include original art from the HLS Collection. (See related events on the Current Exhibitions page.)