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Hickory Museum of Art

Address: 243 3rd Avenue Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601
Phone Number: (828) 327-8576
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Hickory
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums

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Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been a member of the Hickory Museum of Art for many, many years. Their regular art collection is outstanding and well worth the visit. However, it amazes me how they get nationally recognized exhibits from museums and collections around the country. One of my favorites was a giant photographic collection of ground zero at the World Trade Center... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The best exhibit I ever saw there was the William Starkweather paintings. The museum is laid out very well and the staff is very educated about their permanent collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I didn't expect a lot but I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful museum. There are many exhibits and each are well lit with natural light. I thought it was nice that they featured many NC artists and there was more than just art-- there was history. Very nice place to spend an afternoon. It was so pretty we saw... More 

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hickoryart, Manager at Hickory Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Next time you're in, stop by and say hello. Always happy to chat and give a mini-tour! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although I wish that I had something new to write I don't. The museum is one of the best regional museum that I have seen in the Carolinas. The staff was helpful, it was free, the art interesting, and the layout of the main hall is simply wonderful. The museum offered me more than I thought it would and I... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Hickory Museum of Art has a fine collection and interesting special exhibitions. It features a folk art gallery that presents unique works in a friendly setting. The gift shop is a great placed to find hand-crafted items by area artists.

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Lenoir, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Love going to see what new items of interest are there. They museum is always featuring something new, so everyone can find something exciting. My favorite exhi b it ever was the quilts!! So amazed by them. And the biggest plus is .. IT'S FREE! Go experience it.

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Lakeland, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a little trouble finding this museum, but it was well worth it. It is in an old school and the interior, from an architectural perspective, is wonderful. It is probably one of the nicest, if not the best, small museums I have ever visited. The fact that they had an exhibit by Wolf Kahn when we were there... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the best things is the price...and the ever changing exhibits. Some may be a little to much for small children but it is a great place to take visitors to Hickory.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Never expected such an array of art in this tiny town The staff was extremely nice and took the extra step to make sure my visit was memorable. The exhibits change so I'll definitely return.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

always enjoy time spent looking at the permanent collection as well as seeing new and visiting art; gallery does a good job with diverse items including folk art and pottery; gallery gift shop has locally made items.

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