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Kudos to Hickory for converting a stately old brick high school into an art museum and science... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Preservation of Former High School

I applaud Hickory for finding a wonderful way to preserve this old high school and maintain its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
High Point, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kudos to Hickory for converting a stately old brick high school into an art museum and science center. I went specifically to see the 3rd floor folk art collection and was richly rewarded—excellent label copy and lovingly displayed folk/outsider art pieces. The other levels were...More

Thank VirginiaNan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I applaud Hickory for finding a wonderful way to preserve this old high school and maintain its character while showcasing local artists. The exhibits are small in number, but vary in style and media. The folk art and blown glass displays are particularly interesting. Overall,...More

Thank ktnc2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes...a free museum with rotating galleries and an entire floor dedicated to Southern folk artists. Great way to expose young children to art. Includes a scavenger hunt and several interactive exhibits for children and a nice gift shop. Rotating exhibits mean lots of reasons to...More

Thank yellowmountaindaisy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hickory Museum of Art is certainly worth a detour both for its interesting temporary exhibitions and for its imaginative reuse of a distinguished old High School building. What really sets the museum apart is the great Huffman Collection of folk and "Outsider" art. If...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Wish we had more time to spend their. We were their for a portfolio show but will be going back to see the rest of the museum.

Thank FinkFarm
Reviewed 16 March 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

Thank caren s
Reviewed 12 February 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

Thank IMHO2
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Thank pvharley
Reviewed 12 January 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

Thank Peg O
Reviewed 12 January 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

Thank Jennifer R
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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.