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Beyond the Wall - e-News from The Mint Museum - October 4, 2012

Beyond the Wall - e-News from The Mint Museum - October 4, 2012

October 04, 2012

Beyond the Wall - e-News from The Mint Museum
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2730 Randolph Road           at Levine Center for the Arts   
Charlotte, NC 28207            500 S. Tryon Street
                                         Charlotte, NC 28202
 
UPCOMING HAPPENINGS

 
ART CLASSES
 
TEEN CLASS: MUD WORK

TEEN CLASS: SPECIAL EDITION / JOURNEYMAN

TEEN CLASS: SPECIAL EDITION / PERSONAL VOICE

ADULT CLASS: POLITICAL PUNDITS

 
ALL OTHER HAPPENINGS
 
SATURDAY ART SESSION - GEOMETRIC CLAY CREATIONS
Movie and a Mint

Young Affiliates of the Mint: Happy Hour

MINT TO MOVE CULTURAL DANCE PARTY

Topiary Techniques and Life Lessons by Pearl Fryar

TRADITIONAL POTTERY - BACK TO THE FUTURE

TASTE OF THE MINT!

CAD SERIES: ULTERIOR ART

FIRST LOOK FRIDAY - CELEBRATING BEVERLY MCIVER AND THE WEIR FAMILY

CONTEMPORARY ART ON CAMPUS

CRISS, CROSS MANGOSAUCE AT THE MINT: BILINGUAL STORYTIME

SUNDAY FUN DAY - AN AMERICAN STORY: THE WEIR FAMILY PAINTERS

ARTFUSION: JUNK

MINI MASTERS WORKSHOP: AWESOME ART MONSTERS

AGAINST THE GRAIN: CURATOR'S TOUR WITH SARAH WOLFE

THE ART OF COLLECTING: GLASS - A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SARAH SCHROTH
 
 
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Vote for Art shirts at Mint Museum Shops

 

Vote for Art shirts now available at The Mint Museum Shops!   

 

Please check out our new, cool t-shirts designed to promote our innovative Vote for Art project. Vote for Art aims to educate the public on both the electoral process and the process of building upon a world-class art collection. The Mint has put six specially-chosen works of art on view in the museum and encourages the public to cast votes on their three favorites. The museum will acquire the winning work of art and add it to its permanent collection. This project only runs through November 9 but the t-shirt will last forever!

OCTOBER 4, 2012

TRADITIONAL POTTERY: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Noted Critic Garth Clark speaks at Traditional Pottery: Back to the Future Symposium
 
Nationally noted critic Garth Clark will visit Mint Museum Randolph for a day-long symposium, Traditional Pottery: Back to the Future, on Tuesday, October 16 from 10AM-4PM. Clark, a prolific writer and advocate of ceramics, brings North Carolina and its potters a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with one of the field's brightest thinkers.
 
The symposium is organized by the Delhom Service League, an affiliate group of The Mint Museum devoted to the support and study of ceramics. Admission is $25 or $20 for Mint members and includes lunch. Read more

THE MINT GOES PINK THIS OCTOBER!
 
The Mint Museum wishes to express its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are offering free admission to all breast cancer survivors at both Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph throughout the month of October. Simply notify the Guest Services staff of your status at the time of your visit (no documentation required). 
In addition, survivors can receive 25 percent off a new Mint membership if purchased during your visit. We honor all those who have fought and are fighting breast cancer. The Mint Museum is committed to its role in sustaining a healthy community in Charlotte and beyond. Read more

The Mint Museum is proud to introduce The Art of Collecting: Conversations with Collectors series.
"The Art of Collecting: Conversations with Collectors" series kicks off at the Mint
 
The Mint Museum is proud to introduce The Art of Collecting: Conversations with Collectors series. This new series will appeal to a wide range of audiences, from novice and beginning collectors to lifelong aficionados. The conversations feature a dynamic roster of local, regional, national and international presenters, including private collectors, scholars, museum curators, gallery owners, and more. A light reception follows each conversation. Please click here to learn more.

MOVIE AND A MINT - AIRMEN AND ADVERSITY (1998) IS THE STORY OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
Catch a Movie at the Mint!
 
Film is a form of art that can be every bit as inspiring as the works in our galleries. Our lineup for the next few months includes documentaries related to themes in both our permanent collection and our special exhibitions. (All screenings occur at Mint Museum Uptown). Film lovers, mark your calendars, beginning with Airmen and Adversity this Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30PM.

VOTE FOR ART BALLOT BALL
Be at The Mint Museum Ballot Ball!
 
The Mint Museum is proud to present the Vote for Art Ballot Ball on Friday, November 9, 2012. This special fall gala is the culmination of the innovative and historic Vote for Art project. The evening will include last chance voting, cocktails, dinner, the announcement of the winning work of art, and dancing. Click here for details and to purchase tickets online. 

Membership Specials at The Mint Museum
 
Last chance to take advantage of 75th Anniversary membership specials!

The Mint Museum has been celebrating its 75th anniversary all year long with membership discounts on the 22nd of every month. The anniversary year comes to a close Oct. 22. From Oct. 16-22, save $7.50 on Individual, Dual and Family memberships, or save 75% on Sustainer and Benefactor memberships. Memberships include free admission to both Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph, 10% off at Mint Museum Shops, Halcyon and American Roadside restaurants plus a special members rate at Flex + Fit, invitations to members-only events, and much more. Regular membership prices are $60 for Individuals, $80 for Dual, $100 for Family, $250 for Sustainer, and $500 for Benefactor. In-person purchase only; new members only

The Mint is chosen as Charlotte's best museum

The Mint chosen as Charlotte's Best Museum!

Annual Creative Loafing ranking picks the Mint as "Best Museum" and recognizes Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear and Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial as the year's best exhibitions.

Carolina Panthers - Game Day Parking

Carolina Panthers Game Day Parking

On Carolina Panthers game day Sundays, Childress Klein will charge a $20 fee to park in the decks below Levine Center for the Arts. Mint guests and families participating in Sunday Fun Days will be exempt from the charge as long as they inform the attendants upon entering the garage. They will still need to pay the flat Sunday fee of $5 to park for the afternoon.
 
     
RECENTLY OPENED & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS  See all exhibitions
AGAINST THE GRAIN: WOOD IN CONTEMPORARY ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN
 
AGAINST THE GRAIN: WOOD IN CONTEMPORARY ART, CRAFT, AND DESIGN 
Mint Museum UPTOWN 
SEP 1 - JAN 27, 2013
This exhibition examines woodworking in contemporary art and engages aspects of art, craft, and design that have been characterized as "performative" and critique the traditional art/craft/design divide. View exhibition
THE WEIR FAMILY, 1820 - 1920: EXPANDING THE TRADITIONS OF AMERICAN ART
 
UPCOMING
THE WEIR FAMILY, 1820 - 1920: EXPANDING THE TRADITIONS OF AMERICAN ART 
Mint Museum UPTOWN 
Oct 20 - Jan 20, 2013
This exhibition traces the trajectory of American art across the 19th century and into the 20th, exploring the wide range of styles in which Robert Walter Weir and his sons worked. View exhibition
VANTAGEPOINT X / VIK MUNIZ: GARBAGE MATTERS
 
VANTAGEPOINT X / VIK MUNIZ: GARBAGE MATTERS 
Mint Museum UPTOWN 
AUG 25 - FEB 24, 2013
Combining 3D elements within a two-dimensional pictorial space to create visually and conceptually loaded images, Muniz creates work that fosters a shift in visual perception as well as cultural preconceptions.
Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver
 
UPCOMING
REFLECTIONS: PORTRAITS BY BEVERLY MCIVER 
Mint Museum UPTOWN 
OCT 20 - JAN 6, 2013
This exhibition celebrates the last decade of work by Beverly McIver, a North Carolina native renowned for her expression-filled, emotive canvases.
CLASSICALLY INSPIRED: EUROPEAN CERAMICS CIRCA 1800
 
CLASSICALLY INSPIRED: EUROPEAN CERAMICS CIRCA 1800 
Mint Museum RANDOLPH 
JULY 14 -
Features examples of European ceramics and other works of art from The Mint Museum's permanent collection that were inspired by classical antiquity.
AND THE BEAD GOES ON
 
AND THE BEAD GOES ON 
Mint Museum RANDOLPH 
MAY 31 - FEB 17, 2013
Talented designers and skillful artisans collaborate to achieve dazzling fashions, featuring twentieth and twenty-first century inventive beadwork embroidery. View exhibition
 
+ INSPIRING - Share your inspiration by saving items to your MyMint page.
 
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CREDITS: Julian Alden Weir. In the Sun, 1899, oil on canvas, 33 15/16 x 26 15/16 in., Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Purchase/gift of Mahonri M. Young Estate. Lisa Folawiyo. Jewel by Lisa (Nigerian, 1976-). Dress, 2012. Form: Fabric blend, beads. Meissen porcelain factory (Meissen, Germany, 1710-present). The Sacrifice, circa 1783-1784. Vik Muniz (Brazilian, 1961-). The Birth of Venus, After Botticelli (Pictures Of Junk), 2008. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Robert Walter Weir (American, 1803-1889). The Microscope, 1839. Oil on canvas. Floris Wubben. Tree Fungus Shelf, 2011. Pollard willow; cast epoxy resin. Beverly McIver (American, 1962-). Dora's Dance, 2002. Oil on canvas. Blanche Lazzell. American, 1878-1956. Bouquet of Flowers, 1914. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

 

The Mint Museum is funded, in part, with operating support from the Arts Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the City of Charlotte; and its members.

 

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