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Friends Of The Mint

Friends of the Mint, organized in 1965, sponsors educational programs about art given by knowledgeable speakers. The offerings are designed to enlighten and increase an understanding of art in its many forms. Members travel to other museums in North Carolina and enjoy the friendships they develop through day visits to area museums and the lectures. Friends’ members receive in depth knowledge of Mint Museum exhibits and events.

As part of its mission, the organization contributes to the Mint’s Learning & Engagement department, supporting education and outreach.

Programs are held once a month from September through May. Current Mint Museum membership is required to join. Friends’ dues are $25 per year. If interested, attend a Friends meeting, call 704.337.2031, e-mail, or print and mail the membership application . ( Click here to view bylaws .)

We look forward to seeing you at a Friends of the Mint program. Feel free to bring a friend!

Renee Reese,

President, Friends of the Mint 2016-2017





All programs are held at Mint Museum RANDOLPH. Coffee is served at 10am and programs start at 10:30am on FRIDAYS, except where noted. Free to Mint members and the public after museum admission. Wednesday evening programs at 6pm refreshments at 5:30pm. Wednesday evening admission is free to the Mint Museums.

No Program in DECEMBER

NOVEMBER 16, 2016, Wed 5:30pm | “Contemporary Clay” Michelle Erickson, Ceramic Artist. In conjunction with Delhom Service League.

JANUARY 18, 2017, Wed 5:30pm |  “Functional Porcelain with Hand-drawn Designs.” Julie Wiggins, Charlotte Artist and Potter. In conjunction with Delhom Service League.

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 |  “Charlotte’s Public Art - New Sculpture.” Carla Hanzal, Vice President, Public Art - Arts and Science Council.

MARCH 15, 2017, Wed 5:30pm | “The Union between Heritage and Contemporary Design.” Rob and Beth Mangum, Artists, Sculptors, Ceramicists. In conjunction- with Delhom Service League.

APRIL 21, 2017 | “Rethinking the Art Museum for the 21st Century.” Michael Whittington, President & CEO, Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

MAY 19, 2017 |  “Disorientation, 2D & 3D.” Robert Lazzarini, American Artist.