Consider giving the gift of a museum membership while you’re exploring exhibitions, performances and gift shop sales this winter.
The Hickory Museum of Art presents the free stage production, A Winter Wonderland Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. The production tells the story of nine friends who welcome the holidays with laughter, innocence, awe and a host of traditional and popular songs. In addition, strolling carolers will sing throughout the museum galleries starting at 2 p.m. and resuming after the show at 4 p.m.
While you’re there, experience current exhibitions including Valdese Weavers Textile Design: Inspiration to Interpretation and Of My People: Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett & Jacob Lawrence. Visit www.hickorymuseumofart.org or call (828) 294-2582 for more information.
In Wilmington, the Cameron Art Museum Shop is featuring 30 percent off fine holiday décor, ornaments and housewares through Dec. 24. The Cameron’s current exhibitions include Toying with Art, featuring toys designed and fabricated by more than 50 artists from around the country and GWATHMEY SIEGEL: Inspiration and Transformation, the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of American architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects (NYC), the firm that designed the Cameron and other museums, residences and corporate offices. Call (910) 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com to learn more.