Reviews of Hickory Museum of Art (Museum)

243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

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REVIEWS OF Hickory Museum of Art IN North Carolina

Selvin Andrade

(Translated by Google) Excellent museum (Original) Museo excelente

Brandy Morrison

The art museum is an awesome experience. They change the art exhibits every few months and it's free to visit.A great place to expand you knowledge of art, artists, and technique.

Crystal Barker

Had great time

patrick schluth

They have done a lot of updates and added new stuff. I like the hands of entertainment for the kids

Wyn Flo

One of the best, so foward thinking.

Marielys Del Carmen Figueroa Sierra

Anthony Blue

Erik Bathe

Nicest folk art museum that I have ever seen.

Suzanne Zastrow

I took my preschoolers here on a field trip. They did an amazing job taking my kids around and making the art interesting to them!

grace lackey

Super sweet and helpful staff

Margie Darden


Brinderlyn Johnson

A great day trip.

Julie Stephan

Tina Propst

Great meeting with Ginny Z. Awesome opportunities at HMA

Catherine S. Dragonfly

Great southern folk art collection very impressed

Scott P

Incredible art unbelievable free museum

Tom Devlin

Great local museum with a wide variety.

Stephanie Price

Donna Grethen

Visited this place because one of my friend's was doing an art show for class. Neat, clean and easy to navigate through.

Amanda Price

Christopher Cook

Mmmm art

Mike D

Great exhibits

Sister Discordia

A Real Guy

Wonderful museum. Took my assisted living residents and they loved it! Thank you!!

Melissa Hewitt

Loved this adventure and there was so much to see.

Christopher Xiong

Amazing art! ❤️

Shadow Blood

It was amazing great for kids makes a great family trip

Rob Hardenburg

Same art same museum.

Jennifer Bare

Renise Cooper

Awesome great experience! I just hate we missed the show for the planetarium, knowing a group was coming think they should've planned for it earlier.

Charlie Davis

Great place to visit with the kids. Just enough hands-on, but fun, learning and stimulation. The aquarium was the highlight for us! A well decorated, somewhat unexpected, shark and ray touch tank. We got to pet sting rays! The staff were polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. A really fun trip for us out-of-towners to spend a day in from the cold.

Jacob Watson

Great environment and large gallery, lots of interesting exhibits for children in a relaxed part of town.

Richard Podolsky

Great local museum that is as good as those in Charlotte, NC.

Orthodox Rainbow

Shannon Johnson

Fantastic museum!!

Bishop Reid

The leadership and employees are extremely knowledgeable and kind! Great exhibits and a wonderful place to visit!

Sean Wilson

John Howcroft

They have a diverse collection of local stuff. We enjoyed the visit.

Amanda Robinson

Extremely over priced..used to be free

Quintin Williams

Not what I expected somewhat disappointing. Definitely not a place I would return to.

Wendi Brown

The permanent exhibits were great, the traveling ones the you have to pay extra for was not worth the extra money

Marx Myth

Great spaces. Great regional and national art

Sheila Wilson

Great place to take the kids

Tabitha Guerrero

Ben Burns

Was here for an assignment but it was fun

Chase Harrington

Julia Beth Bolick

Andrew Fay

Lucila Gaviria

Internacional Child Film Festival


Nice exhibits.

Jared Hess

Wonderful place to experience culture and art from around the world. Also local artist exhibits. As well as all kinds of educational interaction.

Victorian hillman

Beautiful place, fun for the whole famimy, all kinds of things to do

Tony Moody

Titus Ivory

Amanda Combs

Beautiful art

Matthew Hinson

Not my scene

Regina Caudle

It is a really great place to visit I would invite anyone to visit this place

John Johnson

Kent Clark

Shanna Barnett

I love how they hold art shows for children. That the children made.

Serena Pratt

Beautiful artwork

Jonathan LeMaster-Smith

Just got a membership. High quality and diverse art. Lots of community ofterings.

Kendra Chaput

I enjoy looking at local art

Zachary Townsend

Great variety of past, modern, folk, and contemporary ... Good experience

Keisha G

The only thing I didn't care for is that there are not really any directions to the different things to see. You have to wander around and hope you find what you're looking for

Matt Bruster

With the ever changing exhibits that the HMA have visitors will always have a reason to come back. Their folk art collection has some breath taking pieces (...and, yes, one or two that look like school projects). The staff is always friendly and the gift shop is a miniature art market that has a wide selection of merch from local artists. If you are in the area I suggest you visit the HMA.

Thomas Taylor



Really nice artwork of all types is showcased here. It's a great place to see a variety of styles.

Eric D. Frazier

Joe Elders

Great place full of surprises


Small but nice little place if your really into art.

Stephen Shytle

It was great! Things that my kids could interact with, a variety of visual arts, and a culturally stimulating experience that was free and near our home.

Kenneth Taylor

I grew up in the same neighborhood when I was little, and I have loved walking up and spending time at the Museum ever since.

Tracy Hall


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Jon M Quigley

Maxine Hedin

We are very fortunate to have the Salt Block. A wonderful gift for our community.

hi random

Great clean love the variety of things to see/ do

Sara Moss

We really enjoyed ourselves the children love seeing the lazer show it was amazing!

David Kight

Great variety of local Art and more. Love the building it's in, the old Claremont High School. The building itself is a work of art.

Bonnie Robinson

This is just a beautiful facility with so much natural lighting. The exhibits are well designed. As a mother of young children, I especially appreciate the multiple opportunities to respond to and create art throughout the museum. I can't believe it's free!

Timothy Thompson

Had a really great visit. I've lived here for 7 years and never checked out this gem before.

Virginia Hurley

Great location and use of old building. First and second floor are always changing and shows are of a wonderful quality.

Jimmy Oglesby

I was here for a child's birthday party so my experience will likely differ from others. However the planned activities were very entertaining for the kids and for the parents participating with them. All in all I'd say it was a good deal. Would recommend.

Michael Alvarez

Uniquely fantastic!

Diana Weber

Great place to bring kids.

Kathy Lowery

Was surprised how large the exhibit was ....enjoyed it...clean... staff friendly...will return for other exhibits as they change them....

Daria Jackson

Great people and great place.

Eddie Bowman

Had a good visit, grandkids always want to visit when they are here.

Fred Hathaway

NC Realism artists exhibit was exceptional

Lauren Gold

I have been visiting the museum every trip i take to hickory from New York. I have gone several times over my entire life, it's my favorite place!

Melissa Pierson

Michael Pawluk

Great small city folk art.

James Serao

This place is fun for everyone and cheap! I think I had more fun then my kids did!

C Shomaker

Interesting place

D Myers

Amy Sweet

Daniel Foote J.R

Wonderful place to visit

Barbara Smith

Loved this museum..great place for kids...and loved the Blue Ridge Realistic display...especially Jeremy Sams as a new artist

Sean Kelly

Beautiful and well staffed site. The museum is great, the employees are friendly, and at the event I was at they helped us greatly.

Rp Mx

A Must see along major art museums!

Tiffanie Tagner

Beautiful exhibits! Joel Sartore photography exhibit was spectacular!

Allison Foster

Wonderful place

joseph savoth

The smoked sausages were awful and the colors sucked

Zachary King

perfect for family outings and dates. i even visited on my own and had a blast. there are many interesting artists being showcased at the museum, and new installations are being showcased at a consistent rate, meaning every visit is unique in its own way.

Gail Roscoe

Sal Gutierrez

Very engaging place for kids and adults

George Neumann

Diann Sundblom

Great place, grandkids Loved it!!!!

Chris Shell

Awesome for kids to play and learn

Marion Mcclure

For a local museum this is a nice one. Staff really tries to make people feel welcome and they have a nice variety of local and well known art. Childrens art is featured regularly and they do a great job of giving students a good experience showing their work. The building has been around a long time but is still in great shape and really has a nice feel inside. Check it out you probably wont be disappointed.

Tyler Johnson

Jesus G. Medina

Great Art Museum.

Christopher Byrd

Christopher Davis

Enjoyed my visit here

Kevin Locklear

Meg Manderson

Great small museum with interesting shows and friendly staff. Outstanding gift shop with local artisan goods.

David Roche

Was expecting more but was ok for free..

Chrysti Irwin

Donna Bush

It was beautiful and relaxing. The staff was very friendly.

Rachel Ivan

Shawn Loggins

Great museum. Nice, varied collection in an interesting building.

Dab Harris

Nice atmosphere I recommend it

Debra Harwell-Braun

Always a delight to visit. Exhibits are amazing and well done. Gift shop is always interesting and affordably priced. Staff is knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Thank you for making our visits so enjoyable.

Kallista Dane

A wide variety of exhibits, including folk art and always- changing shows with art that has ties to the area.

Tammy Walser

Had a awesome visit today with my family

lisa lafferty

Good place for kids or grown ups to do art

Cathy Dale

I love to visit!

Margaret Allen

The Hickory Museum of Art is an excellent museum in a small city. It has a great collection of contemporary southern folk art, which is on permanent display. It also has several changing exhibits throughout the year that appeal to visitors of all ages. Admission is free, and so is parking.

Larry Martin

Lynn Sampson

Really nice gift shop featuring local artists and artisans!

M Hinges

Very cool - was pleasantly surprised to see a Chihuly work here :)

David Smith

If you are within a few hours of here, you should definitely check this place out. The museum is housed in an amazin and beautifully renovated old school building, with lots to do and see nearby. The exhibits are extremely well put together, and you could spend hours with their folk art collection. This museum is not to be missed. Please take the time to visit, enjoy, and contribute to this "donation only" museum! I promise you'll leave smiling.

Talal Abugabal

Nice little museum. I liked the idea of showing high school students' art. Pretty much reflecting the region's art and history.

Chae C.

Currently the remodel makes it less interesting.

M Tripp

Had a great time, staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Elodins Spren

As of 23 Oct 19, there was certainly a nice mix of art you would expect from a local free art museum and some stuff that will make you scratch your head and look twice. An awesome way to spend a couple of hours on a free afternoon.

Matthew Spencer

I really enjoyed my visit here. A great small local/regional art museum. If you are in Hickory make it a point to stop in and take a look around.


I went to an art opening.Beautiful facility.


This is the only art museum I know of in Hickory, but it’s a great one. They have a lot of folk art pieces, a really cool room of glass sculpture, permanent exhibits, and a couple of exhibits that they update quite quickly, surprisingly. It’s nice to have the Science Center, Library, and Art Museum all in one place, if you have kids you can spend a whole day here if you want. Also, the art museum is free so why not? It’s a must see for any art lover living in Hickory.

Tammy Pope-Guilland

Fantastic selection of paintings, pottery, and folk art!

mike reitzel

Great community-based museum to visit. They are always expanding activities for the area to explore. They have strong community support system for the areas art and science programs.

David Bollinger Jr.

Everyone should visit. The museum section is wonderful and quiet and the science center section is great for children and the young at heart.

Deena Maybry

Attended our 5th Girl Scout event at the art museum. Ginny Zelmer does a fantastic job with the girls. It's always a great time!

John Ivy

I'm proud of our little museum.

Star Toney

Enjoyed the history looking forward to going back for the other attractions

Danyelle Johnson

This is a really cool place! For my first time going I really enjoy myself and so did my family! The aquarium was our favorite by far. We got the chance to touch some of the sea animals.

James Buster

Wonderful collection of folk art and other art. This is a real gem of a museum. Don't miss the folk art collection - it is upstairs. :)

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