2024 Coveted Couture Gala

Celebrate our 11th annual Coveted Couture Gala

We invite you to join us for the Mint Museum’s 11th annual spring fundraising gala. This year, we will be back on the glorious lawn of Mint Museum Randolph to celebrate the work of Robert Ebendorf, one of the most influential artists in the studio jewelry movement for the opening celebration of the exhibition Objects of Affection: Jewelry by Robert Ebendorf from the Porter • Price Collection.

This event brings together museum members, supporters, artists, and community leaders to celebrate the Mint and raise money to support innovative programming, groundbreaking exhibitions, and arts education for children to further the field of visual arts.

Join us for a memorable, elegant, and artful evening while also raising critical funds for The Mint Museum.

For tickets to the Gala, please contact Lauren Hartnagel at 704.337.2112 or lauren.hartnagel@mintmuseum.org


Coveted Couture Gala After-Party
9:30 PM-Midnight

The Coveted Couture Gala after-party kicks off at 9:30 PM. Tickets to the after-party are $75 and include cocktails, light bites, and dancing.

“Jewels will rule, and fabulous fashion will be the forefront of the night that will play out in fun, creative, and unexpected ways.”

– Hillary Cooper, chief advancement officer for The Mint Museum

About Objects of Affection

This exhibition features more than 180 works of jewelry, metalwork, drawings, and archival materials drawn from the Porter • Price Collection designed by Ebendorf, as well as faculty and graduates of the metal design program at East Carolina University. Ebendorf’s work combines exceptional craftsmanship, acquired through traditional training in gold- and silversmithing, with the inventive use of found objects and other alternative materials such as acrylic and ColorCore.