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ArtBreak at Levine Center for the Arts

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Thursday, May 19

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Admission: Free

Take an "Art Break" and tour a museum during your lunch hour!

The community is invited to experience Levine Center for the Arts with FREE lunch hour museum tours offered by docents of The Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

Docents will guide visitors through the galleries every third Thursday of each month. Whether it’s an introductory experience for a first-time visitor or a deeper cultural experience for those already familiar with Levine Center for the Arts institutions, the 30-minute tours will provide a brief but focused encounter with art with people who have a limited amount of time—and will allow time to grab lunch as well.

Visitors can choose one of the three museums for each date, and experience a tour structured around a common theme reflecting the nature of permanent collections or special exhibitions on view. (Each theme lasts for three months—enough to experience all three institutions!)

March–May: “Trending Now” will examine how contemporary issues may become an aspect of an artist’s work, the use of new materials and processes in creating art, or simply what is new on view. At the Mint, works discussed will include Hoss Haley’s White Ripple, Susan Point’s Salmon Spawning Run, and Tom Joyce’s Thicket.

This collaborative effort, the first of its kind in Charlotte, originated with the Mint docents and is just one of several new initiatives underway to improve public tours. Support is provided by the THRIVE Fund, established to provide financial stability to Charlotte’s cultural sector and currently administered by Foundation For The Carolinas.