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New Exhibitions in Hickory Museum of Art

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HICKORY, NC - Hickory Museum of Art, the second oldest art museum in North Carolina, will have new exhibitions in October this year and February 2022. Here are some information about the upcoming exhibitions.

The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter

This exhibition will feature improvisational quilts made by Susana Allen Hunter. It will be launched together with the museum's folk art take-over project HMA's Fall into Folk Art on October 2, the day of the Foothills Folk Art Festival in downtown Newton.

Susana Allen Hunter (1912-2005) lived in rural community in one of the poorest counties at the time Wilcox County, Alabama from the 1930s through the 1970s. Hunter and her husband Julius earned their living from cotton, corn, and potatoes farming.

She had created many improvisational quilts from simple fabric with different patterns and colors in her lifetime. The abstract and asymmetrical style of her quilts made them look intriguing.

Hunter's improvisational quilts will be featured at the museum through february 6, 2022.

Elephant & Piggie in We Are Art! - A Mo Willems Exhibition

Elephant & Piggie in We Are Art! will arrive in Hickory Museum of Art on February 19, 2022. Some original illustrations from all 25 Elephant & Piggie books will be featured in the exhibition.

Created by children's book author Mo Willems, Elephant & Piggie tells the stories of two best friends Elephant Gerald and Piggie which contain lessons on manners, empathy, and friendship.

Elephant & Piggie in We Are Art! - A Mo Willems Exhibition is a part of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's touring exhibition project, reflecting the museum's vision to celebrate picture-book illustration as an art form.

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