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Hickory Museum of Art

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243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
+1 828-327-8576
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Outstanding Museum of Art

I was blown away by this museum! Their permanent collections and their special exhibits were top... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
caren s
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sanford, North Carolina, USA
Great rainy day adventure

I saw they had a traveling exhibit of endangered animal photos. The photographer is Joel Sartre, a... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
IMHO2
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Hickory, North Carolina
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243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

I was blown away by this museum! Their permanent collections and their special exhibits were top notch. The glass art blew my mind and the comprehensive collection of folk art was absolutely amazing. The One Man Show of works by Cartoonist/Artist Matthew Diffee far exceeded...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

I saw they had a traveling exhibit of endangered animal photos. The photographer is Joel Sartre, a National Geographic photographer, on a mission to raise awareness for endangered species. The photos were breathtaking. The museum is three stories and entertaining. The folk art exhibit on...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A low budget art gallery, but it is free and interesting. Parking was very easy on site and place is not busy.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This museum takes up one side of a larger three-story building, also housing a science museum, and auditorium. The space has been attractively renovated into a contemporary space, with exhibits on three floors. The top level houses a Southern folk art collection, which spills over...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

It's a nice size for art museum considering the size of Hickory. It's located in a old high school and half of it is a science museum and the other half is the art museum. The art museum is free while the science side is...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

In the center of Hickory, NC lies a building with a split personality, half science, half art museum. My wife and I had just come from the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh and in comparison, Hickory was small but it was a delight. It...More

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to see the folk art exhibition and we're not disappointed. The museum is free and the gentleman at the front desk was very helpful and offered to keep our coats in the back while we toured the museum. There are three floors...More

Thank Kitty K
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

There is always great art to just walk around and soakl in. I enjoy just walking around in peace looking at all the talent that is shown. Sometimes even local childrens art too.

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

No charge entry. They do accept donations. Beautiful space that features locally and nationally recognized artist. If you're in the area stop in and enjoy the art. The Hickory science center is connected you can visit both in the same day.

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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This art gallery is unique. It contains a few Andy Warhol's, a floor dedicated to Folk Art, an exhibit of a sculpture made of coffee stirrers and some photographic art. It also contains some collections that alluded my knowledge of art. It appeared to be...More

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hickorymuseumofart, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Thank you for your visit. I hope that you will join us again throughout the year as we have new exhibits rotate through the galleries.

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floyd m
April 16, 2017|
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Response from hickorymuseumofart | Property representative |
As stated above we are free to the public. However we do accept donations to allow us to remain open. We do hope that you are able to join us soon.
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