Experience three museums in 48 hours for $20
Beginning April 1, 2013, individuals will have the opportunity to experience the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and The Mint Museum at Levine Center for the Arts within 48 hours for $20 through the purchase of the new Levine Center for the Arts Access Ticket. Tickets are available only on CarolinaTix.org and exclude special events and performances in the Knight Theater. The purchase price represents a discount on the combined regular adult admission prices at the three institutions ($10 at the Mint and $8 apiece at the Bechtler and Gantt Center).
The Levine Center for the Arts Access Ticket is for regular admission only and may not be used for admittance to programs, performances or special events held at any of the participating institutions.
“This ticket provides access for cultural enthusiasts to experience all that Levine Center for the Arts has to offer,” said Scott Provancher, president of the Arts & Science Council. “The incredible diversity of art ranging from one of the premier craft and design collections in the U.S. at The Mint Museum, exhibitions that tell and share the African-American experience at the Gantt Center, to one-of-a-kind works by some of the most important and influential artists of the mid-20th century at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, is one that our community is fortunate to have and share with residents and visitors.”
The museums at Levine Center for the Arts
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (420 South Tryon Street, bechtler.org) is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures in modernism. On view through July 29, 2013 is Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers, an exhibition of 85 works by artists including Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger and Le Corbusier who were not only connected by the creative spirit but also by personal circumstances. On view are paintings, prints, textiles and sculpture from the Bechtler collection that reflect the 20th century’s experimentation with abstract art and reveal a variety of approach, intent and result.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (551 South Tryon Street, ganttcenter.org) presents preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. The Center has three new exhibitions celebrating the South that include: I Got Freedom Up Over My Head: Portraits by Julie Moos that captures women who have been active citizens, church members and civil rights activists; Jonathan Green: A Spiritual Journey of Life that provides a sense of place in the southern U.S. reflecting Gullah culture and the Low Country and Etched In The Eyes: David Herman, Jr. that examine “the young, the old, and the lives in between” of the unique Gullah/Geechee coastal culture.
The Mint Museum (500 South Tryon Street, mintmuseum.org) houses the internationally-renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art at its Mint Museum Uptown location. Currently on view are three special exhibitions: F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design), a thematic look at objects used to prepare, cook and present food which will be open through July 7; Sociales: Débora Arango Arrives Today, a look at the career of one of the pioneers of modern Colombian art on view through June 16; and Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto, featuring a small saltwork installation on view through May 26. In addition, admission to the Mint includes access to the historic Mint Museum Randolph three miles south, which houses collections of decorative arts, fashion, African art, and art of the Ancient Americas, among other collections.
About Levine Center for the Arts
Levine Center for the Arts comprises four separate organizations: Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Knight Theater. The development is located on South Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Uptown Charlotte. As one of Charlotte’s key cultural destinations, Levine Center for the Arts was made possible through the Campaign for Cultural Facilities, the support of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and the generosity of The Leon Levine Foundation, one of the country’s largest and most impactful philanthropic organizations.
Krista Terrell, APR