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November Issue 2003

Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC, Launches Membership Drive in November, 2003

Imagine 60 years ago when a young man named Paul Whitener decided that Catawba County needed an art museum. Through a unique vision and simple determination, the Hickory Museum of Art began in a vacant office building, the Bradshaw Building, in downtown Hickory, NC. Fast forward to present day Hickory and you find the Museum collecting and preserving extraordinary American art and hosting some of the nation's best art exhibitions all the while maintaining relationships with the Museum's most valuable asset - the citizens of the Unifour.

The Hickory Museum of Art embarks on its annual Membership Drive with enthusiasm and a compelling message to support the arts. As North Carolina's second oldest art museum, HMA serves the community with a firm history and legacy as a not-for-profit, experience oriented arts center. HMA needs membership from families and businesses as arts funding decreases across North Carolina and the nation. As a community arts center, the Hickory Museum of Art supports art education for school children and adults, and serves as a cultural resource to Catawba and surrounding counties.

Family memberships begin at only $50 while Business Friends memberships begin at $250. Numerous Museum benefits are included with membership which include free admission, Museum Shop discounts, and free admission to participating museums in the Southeast Museum Reciprocal Membership Program. The month of November is Membership Month at HMA.

Contact the Museum offices for membership applications or to serve as a volunteer for the annual Membership Drive. For more information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or contact the Museum office at 828/327-8576.

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