New Acquisitions: Hardscapes/Dreamscapes

May 1, 2023 - January 21, 2024

Mint Museum Randolph


An installation of new works added to the Mint’s permanent collection

Thanks to the incredible generosity of private collectors, galleries, and devoted donors, The Mint Museum has added more than 200 new objects to its esteemed collection throughout the past year. New Acquisitions: Hardscapes/Dreamscapes, on view at Mint Museum Randolph, features a sampling of these works that span the collection, from decorative arts to contemporary works.

Among the featured artists are a multitude of contemporary talents, representing various mediums and stages in their careers. Notable additions include captivating works by early-career artists Marielle Plaisir, Justin Ellis, Genieve Figgis, Danielle Orchard, Vaughn Spann, and Umar Rashid. Additionally, the exhibition showcases works that seamlessly blend art and craft, such as the masterful paper construction by Kirsten Hassenfeld and the elegantly satirical sculpture by Ryan Wilde.

Not only do these objects embody the streamlined style of the modern era, but the collection also includes pieces designed by Herb Cohen, a Charlotte-based ceramic artist and former museum exhibition designer, who has been an integral part of the North Carolina craft community for over seven decades.

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