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ArtFusion: Modernism

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Wednesday, May 14

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Admission: FREE

ArtFusion: Modernism

Decode Modern Art. Learn about artists and works represented in the Mint's Modern & Contemporary Art Collection with a lecture by Assistant Curator Amber Smith. Enjoy a special performance and conversation about the American modern dance choreographer Martha Graham with choreographer Kim Jones and dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins*. Learn about modernist literature and influential writers of the twentieth century with representatives from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Participate in a meditation session on colors with Charlotte artist and Reiki instructor Montse Ferragut. Then stop by the printmaking station and create an abstract work of art and enjoy drinks from the cash bar.

6:30 p.m. - Lecture on Modern & Contemporary Art with Assitant Curator Amber Smith

7:30 p.m. - Modern Dance Performance & Conversation with Choreographer Kim Jones and Dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins

6, 7, 8 p.m. - Meditation Activity with Montse Ferragut (each session is 15 minutes)

 

*Choreographer and Martha Graham Dance Company regisseur Kim Jones and dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins will discuss and perform the Martha Graham "lost solo" entitled Imperial Gesture. With no film of this original performance in existence, Kim Jones reconstructed the choreography by studying period photographs by American photographer Barbara Morgan.

 

ArtFusion is supported in part by a generous contribution from the Friends of the Mint.

Image: Grace Hartigan. American, 1922 - 2008. Scotland 1960. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary. 2013.33

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