Crosscurrents: Art, Craft and Design in North Carolina
Mint Museum UPTOWN
Jan 28 2006-Aug 6 2006
/ To celebrate this cultural wealth, The Mint Museums and the North Carolina Museum of Art joined forces to produce a major statewide exhibition, Crosscurrents: Art, Craft, and Design in North Carolina.
North Carolina has long prided itself on being the "State of the Arts." That boast is never truer than today. Consider: the state hosts a nationally regarded symphony, ballet and opera companies, theater in all its forms, and a literary culture par excellence. The visual arts have also prospered, as measured by the museums and galleries throughout the state, and by the extraordinary growth in the number, variety, and quality of artists who have made North Carolina their home and often their inspiration. Never in this stateís history has art been so diverse and vital.
To celebrate this cultural wealth, The Mint Museums and the North Carolina Museum of Art joined forces to produce a major statewide exhibition, Crosscurrents: Art, Craft, and Design in North Carolina. The exhibition includes the work of established artists as well as emerging talents, and work in both traditional and non-traditional art media. When possible and appropriate, the museums may commission original works, some site-specific.
Crosscurrents will open in Raleigh in September 25, 2005 and then open in Charlotte on January 28, 2006. This was the first major artistic collaboration between these museums and, hopefully, a pilot for future joint projects.