Hickory, NC – POSTPONED
Today’s program is postponed.
Join us for a day trip to Hickory, NC, to enjoy a day filled with contemporary and folk art, delicious food, and great company!
Start the day at the Hickory Museum of Art, where executive director Jon Carfagno guides our group through the galleries. On view during our visit is Juan Logan: Creating & Collecting. Working out of his studio in Belmont, NC, Logan continues to expand the reach of his art’s unyielding call for social responsibility. A retired UNC professor, Logan’s installations, sculptures, prints, and paintings are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, the Asheville Art Museum, and many more. This exhibition places his never-before-seen collection of artworks by friends and other sources of inspiration—including Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Motherwell, Thornton Dial, and more—in dialogue with his own work. Also on view is Discover Folk Art, an immersive introduction to the world of southern contemporary folk art. The exhibition, comprising the museum’s entire third floor, includes over 250 folk-art objects, recreations of artists’ working environments, and an installation by Robert Oren Eades. Following lunch at Boca, which creatively infuses the traditional flavors of the Mediterranean with locally sourced ingredients for an eclectic, unique menu, we visit Allen & Barry Huffman’s extraordinary private collection of folk and self-taught art.
Space is limited; register by April 10 at the link above. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.
The Museum offers a variety of art excursions domestically and abroad, as well as local and regional day and overnight trips designed to enhance Museum Members' and visitors' experiences with inspiring, contemporary art. Our Art Travels program is very popular, and trips often sell out quickly! If you would like to receive more information about upcoming trips as soon as available, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.