Join the Museum

Everybody gets free admission to the Hickory Museum of Art. However, a membership offers so much more!

As one example, did you realize that with every HMA membership, you get reciprocal admission privileges at over 150 participating museums across the Southeast, as part of HMA’s participation in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM)? And not only free admission, but also the same discounts in their on-site gift shops and cafés as those offered to their own members, and the same discounts on purchases made on the premises for concert and lecture tickets? That includes Charlotte's Mint Museum (on right).

All membership levels will also receive  discounts and perks at local (Hickory) membership partner businesses. For a list of current businesses (at least ten so far and growing), contact Kelly Smith at 828-327-8576, extension 206.

There are multiple options, as you can see see in the following listing. And all HMA memberships support the work of the Museum for you. We thank you!

HMA General Memberships 
Individual: $40 |  Family/Dual: $50 | NEW: Student: $30*

  • 10% discount in the shopHMA store and Science Center Shops
  • Significant discounts on HMA summer camps and year-round art classes for all ages
  • FREE admission to over 150 participating museums in the Southeast Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM)
  • Discounts at SERM museum on-site gift shops and cafés
  • Invitations to exhibition openings, family days and cultural programs
  • Discounts on special events and programs
  • Subscription to Artview, the Museum's quarterly newsletter
  • Discounts at HMA Membership Partners locations, including:

1.  AR Workshop (Hickory Location) – 10% discount code
2.  Atlanta Bread – 10% discount
3.  Café Rule – 10% discount (excludes steaks and alcohol)
4.  Food Matters Market – 10% discount (excluding alcohol)
5.  Grafin Blau Spa – 10% discount
6.  Groucho’s Deli – 10% discount
7.  Highland Avenue – BOGO free coupon
8.  Louis Nunnery School of Ballet – 1 free trial class
9.  Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair – 15% discount
10. Kit Cannon, CRPS® Financial Advisor | Complimentary Initial Consultation
(No Obligation) 

*For student membership, must show a valid college ID in order to qualify.

Patron Level Memberships
Bronze Patron = $100

Silver Patron = $150 

  • All benefits of Bronze Patron Membership and also
  • $20 shopHMA gift certificate

Gold Patron = $250 

  • All benefits of Silver Patron Membership and also
  • A complimentary copy of a HMA exhibition catalog.

Circle Level Memberships
Curator's Circle = $500 

  • All benefits of Gold Patron Membership and also

Director's Circle = $1,000 

  • All benefits of Curator's Circle Membership and also
  • Invitation to annual Director's Event

Presidents Circle = $2,500 

  • All benefits of Director's Circle Membership and also
  • Consultations with curatorial staff