An amazing array of happenings, from classes to nibbles, this month!
There's so much to see and do in October, you can fill your calendar now! Some classes start SOON, so you should register as soon as possible. Keep scrolling and clicking for more inspiring options (or, visit mintmuseum.org/happenings for a complete list of upcoming events).
CLASSES COMING UP SOON - REGISTER NOW!
TEEN CLASS: MUD WORK | Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, 10 a.m. | UPTOWN
Be inspired by ceramic sculpture in the permanent collection, and then make your own sculptural forms using a combination of pinch, slab, coil, and wheel techniques. Ages 10-15. Tuition is $160; members save $20.
SPECIAL EDITION CLASSES FOR TEENS | Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. | UPTOWN
Journeyman classes, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., are based on working from observation and explore a wide range of materials and techniques. Ages 13-15. Intermediate level. Personal voice, 2-5 p.m., focuses on developing concepts and defining intent, emphasizing two-dimensional media. Ages 14-18. Intermediate and advanced level. Tuition is $125; members save $25.
ADULT CLASS: POLITICAL PUNDITS | Oct. 10, 13, 17, 10 a.m. | UPTOWN
Work with metal smith Allie Farlowe in this three-part metal fabrication class to create brooches that carry symbolic messages from the wearer to the world. Intermediate level. Tuition $90; members save $15.
Our events offer a great value for everyone - some are free to all, some free or discounted to members! (Scroll all the way down for an amazing membership discount this month!)
FREE ADMISSION TUESDAYS | Oct. 2,9,16, 23, 30, 5 p.m. | UPTOWN/RANDOLPH
Both Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown are always FREE from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesdays!
SPECIAL ADMISSION: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS | All month | UPTOWN/RANDOLPH
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, all breast cancer survivors receive free admission all month long. Simply tell the Guest Services Desk about your status at the time of your visit. (No documentation required.)
THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK: JUDY GOLDMAN | Oct. 2, 7 p.m. | RANDOLPH
Charlotte author Judy Goldman reveals the story behind her latest book Losing My Sister, a memoir set in Charlotte. Brief reading with books available for purchase and signing.
MOVIE AND A MINT | Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. | UPTOWN
Visit to view the documentary “Airmen and Adversity,” about the legendary Tuskeegee Airmen, by Charlotte documentary filmmaker Steve Crump.
CRISS, CROSS MANGOSAUCE AT THE MINT: BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. | RANDOLPH
Ages 2-8, all ages welcome. Join the dynamic duo Criss, Cross Mangosauce for a fun and exciting bilingual music and storytime at the Mint.
ARTFUSION: JUNK | Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. | UPTOWN
Discover the beauty of junk and create your own recycled masterpiece with environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck. The series is supported in part with a generous contribution from the Friends of the Mint.
LECTURE: AMERICANS IN PARIS: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER |Oct. 30, 7 p.m. | UPTOWN
David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting and Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art, discusses the life and career of James McNeill Whistler.
FREE HAPPENINGS FOR MEMBERS
(Regular adult admission is $10 for non-members)
VOTE FOR ART: YOUR VIEW, YOUR VOTE | Through Nov. 9 | UPTOWN
Six specially-chosen works of art are on view; vote for your three favorites. The Mint will acquire the winner and add the work to its permanent collection! All ages are welcome to vote; one ballot per visit. Winners will be unveiled at the Ballot Ball on November 9. Presented by Founders’ Circle Ltd., Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Young Affiliates of the Mint. More info on the works of art and the Ballot Ball at the NEW mintmuseum.org.
SATURDAY ART SESSION: GEOMETRIC CLAY CREATIONS | Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | RANDOLPH
We provide the art supplies, you provide the imagination! Studio art projects are inspired by the museum collections and are appropriate for the entire family.
MINT TO MOVE CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT | Oct. 12, 7 p.m. | UPTOWN
Celebrate our global community and the art of movement with music and salsa dancing. A collaboration with ArtSí Charlotte, a community initiative supporting Latino arts and Charlotte Latin dance. Mint to Move is a Let’s Move Museums and Gardens event. Admission $10 for non-members or $15 per non-member couple.
FIRST LOOK FRIDAY | Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. | UPTOWN
An exclusive MEMBERS ONLY look at The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art and Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver with light refreshments, art activities, and docent-led tours. Members bring up to three guests for $10 each. See mintmuseum.org to RSVP.
OPENING DAY: THE WEIR FAMILY, 1820-1920: EXPANDING THE TRADITIONS OF AMERICAN ART | Oct. 20, 10 a.m. | UPTOWN
This exhibition, open through January 20, 2013, is the first major exhibition to examine collectively the paintings of the American artists Robert Walter Weir (1803-1899) and his two sons, John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926) and Julian Alden Weir (1851-1919). It is organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and foundation sponsor, the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional assistance has been provided by Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley and the Milton A. and Gloria G. Barlow Foundation. Presentation in Charlotte is generously made possible by McColl Brothers Lockwood and McColl Partners, and the Mint Museum Auxiliary.
OPENING DAY: REFLECTIONS: PORTRAITS BY BEVERLY MCIVER | Oct. 20, 10 a.m. |UPTOWN
Beverly McIver, a North Carolina native, is renowned for her emotive canvases that commemorate her life and the lives of those closest to her, in particular, her mother, Ethel, who passed away in 2004, and her sister, Renee, who is mentally disabled. This exhibition, open through January 6, 2013, is organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.
SUNDAY FUN DAY: AN AMERICAN STORY: THE WEIR FAMILY PAINTERS | Oct. 21, 1 p.m. UPTOWN
Enjoy family-friendly art projects, healthy living activities, artist demonstrations, and more! Sponsored by Carolinas Medical Center, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mint Museum Auxiliary. FREE for children; adult non-members pay $5.
CURATOR’S TOUR: AGAINST THE GRAIN: WOOD IN ART, CRAFT, AND DESIGN | Oct. 24, noon | UPTOWN
Tour the exhibition with Curatorial Assistant Sarah Wolfe.
FINAL DAY: CELEBRATING QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S CORONATION | Oct. 28 | RANDOLPH
Last chance to see this exhibition of works of art from the Mint’s permanent collection celebrating our city’s namesake!
MORE VALUE FOR MEMBERS
TRADITIONAL POTTERY: BACK TO THE FUTURE | Oct. 16, 10 a.m. | RANDOLPH
A day-long symposium featuring noted critic Garth Clark, sponsored by the Delhom Service League. Registration is $25 (including lunch); members save $5.
TASTE OF THE MINT | Oct. 16, 4 p.m. | UPTOWN
Become a food expert for the day! Explore a food tasting tour with small plate and drink pairings at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and E2: Emeril’s Eatery, then receive a customized one-hour exploration of the Mint’s exhibitions! RSVP to email@example.com or 704.337.2018. $40/person; members save $5.
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (CAD) SERIES: ULTERIOR ART | Oct. 18, 7 p.m. | UPTOWN
Exploring innovative perspectives and insightful stories on architecture + design, today and beyond. The son of a sculptor and a painter, Ian Cunningham is Design Director and Head of the Industrial Design and Prototyping Departments for the Rubbermaid Brand. Light reception follows. Costs $10; members save $5 (students free with valid ID).
CHILDREN’S CLASS: ART AROUND THE WORLD | Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. (three Saturdays) | RANDOLPH
Discover the many ways different cultures around the world use line, shape, and color to create patterned designs. Ages 6-9. Costs $100; members save $25.
TEEN CLASS: BILINGUAL LANDSCAPE DRAWING | Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20, 5 p.m. | RANDOLPH
Work with artist Luz Aveleyra in this exploration of pencil, graphite, and watercolor techniques for rendering the landscape as subject matter. Ages 10-15. Tuition is $75; members save $15.
MINI MASTERS ART WORKSHOP: AWESOME ART MONSTERS | Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. | RANDOLPH
Young artists and their adult companions investigate art in a museum gallery, explore fun new art techniques in the classroom, and take home a unique creation. Choose between the morning or afternoon program. Juice will be served. Ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Costs $15; members save $5.
THE ART OF COLLECTING: THE CONE SISTERS AND MATISSE | Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. | UPTOWN
A new series about education and advocacy around collecting. Features Dr. Sarah Schroth, senior curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Light reception follows. Cost is $10; members save $5; free for students with valid ID.
MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL | Oct. 16-22 | UPTOWN/RANDOLPH
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 and a special membership rate to 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 Museum Auxiliary is the lead sponsor for educational programs in 2012-13. Additional support provided by Belk, Inc.