Don’t miss out on the Mint this week

Inspiring “happenings” every day this coming week!

Be sure to visit the NEW and click on “Happenings” to view all of our exciting upcoming events. This week is a particularly great example, with events offering inspiration, learning, and engagement every day from Tuesday through Sunday. (Check each individual item for location information). Click the links below to get the details:

Tuesday, Sept. 11:  During our FREE admission (every Tuesday from 5-9 p.m.), take a tour of Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial at 6:30 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown with Brad Thomas, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, Sept. 12:  Excited to see our latest exhibition at Mint Museum Uptown? Use your lunch hour at noon to tour Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design with Sarah Wolfe, Curatorial Assistant.

Thursday, Sept. 13: Join us at Mint Museum Uptown as we welcome a special guest, Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves on the Art History faculty. His talk is entitled “The Mule Is the History of the World” – Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial. Exhibition tour begins 5:30 p.m.; lecture at 6:30 p.m.; $10 or free for Mint members.

Thursday, Sept. 13:  For a taste of fashion, visit Neiman Marcus at SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road, to celebrate the Art of Fashion Fete.  Reserved seating is almost sold out, but there will be plenty of standing room to view a runway show of fall fashion and enjoy beauty tips from the pros. Sips and light bites begin at 6:30 p.m.; runway presentation at 7:30 p.m.; proceeds benefit the Mint Annual Fund.

Friday, Sept. 14: Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown for First Look Friday, a MEMBERS ONLY look at Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design, with live music, light hors d’oeuvres, an artist demonstration, and docent-led tours. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Saturday, Sept. 15: Visit Mint Museum Randolph for the 8th annual Potters Market Invitational, featuring 40 outstanding North Carolina potters selling their creations under a tent on the grounds for one day only, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Be early for the best selection! Your $10 admission ($8 after 2 p.m.) includes museum admission.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Join us at 3 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown to gain rare insight into the curatorial decisions behind Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design as Lowery Sims, Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, discusses the works she selected for this groundbreaking exhibition.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Our monthly Sunday Fun Day at Mint Museum Uptown, Recycled Masterpieces: The Art of Vik Muniz, explores one artist’s approach to material and meaning in the exhibition VantagePoint X / Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters. Half-price admission for adults; free for ages 18 and under.