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ArtBreak at Levine Center for the Arts

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Thursday, Aug 18

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Admission: Free

Take an "Art Break" and tour a museum during your lunch hour!

ArtBreak tours are free, thirty minute guided tours each third Thursday at the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

Docents will guide visitors through the galleries every third Thursday of each month. Whether it’s an introductory experience for a first-time visitor or a deeper cultural experience for those already familiar with Levine Center for the Arts institutions, the 30-minute tours will provide a brief but focused encounter with art with people who have a limited amount of time—and will allow time to grab lunch as well.

Visitors can choose one of the three museums for each date, and experience a tour structured around a common theme reflecting the nature of permanent collections or special exhibitions on view. (Each theme lasts for three months—enough to experience all three institutions!)

June–September: “Zoom In, Zoom Out,” will challenge tour participants to look at selected works of art in an unconventional manner.

The Bechtler Museum tour will focus on works from The House That Modernism Built. At the Gantt Center, docents will highlight images from Art of a New Deal: African-American Artists in the WPA and Sheila Pree Bright’s #1960Now.  Mint Museum docents will discuss three works: Cover Up by Bob Trotman, The Birth of Venus, after Botticelli (Pictures of Junk) by Vik Muniz, and Invisible Life by Christina Toro.

This collaborative effort, the first of its kind in Charlotte, originated with the Mint docents and is just one of several new initiatives underway to improve public tours. Support is provided by the THRIVE Fund, established to provide financial stability to Charlotte’s cultural sector and currently administered by Foundation For The Carolinas.