Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental work of art spanning four stories and 3,720 square feet in Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. A myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass fill the atrium’s 96 windows and weave a story of women who labor to build the communities that form the spine of modern society.

Foragers was part of a larger exhibition, In Vivid Color, that opened October 16, 2020. The exhibition brought together contemporary artists Summer Wheat, Gisela Colon, Spencer Finch, and Jennifer Steinkamp who each create works celebrating the power of color.

Access to Mint Museum Uptown’s Heywood Atrium and the Foragers installation is free.

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In so many ways, Foragers is a monumental tribute to all those anonymous female makers and laborers who have made North Carolina the place that it is today: the Catawba clay workers, the Cherokee basket makers, the enslaved and freed African-American fishers and farmers, the countless woodworkers, weavers, and quilters

– Jen Sudul Edwards, PhD, the Mint’s chief curator and curator of contemporary art

The Making of Foragers

Learn more about how we put this exhibition together.

Foragers is generously presented by Wells Fargo Private Bank

Individually Supported By

Laura and Mike Grace

María-José Mage and Frank Müller

Kati and Chris Small

Rocky and Curtis Trenkelbach

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