Precarious Life is a poetic response to the visual art of the exhibition Whitfield Lovell: Passages. This performance features original poetry by de’Angelo DIA, Diamond Forde, Olivia Dorsey, Tyree Daye, and xavia-margrith miles with Seth Peagler. It is a poetic examination of identity, reconciliation, and collective heritage.

At times, the performance is a lament, a mournful ode to lives lost and voices silenced. Yet, it is also a celebration, bearing witness to the resilience of a culture and community which Lovell has dedicated his life to elevating.

Poetry reading at 6:30 PM, free admission, cash bar.

Jessica Macks and her band perform songs from around the world in response to Craft Across Continents. Performance begins at 6:45 PM. 

Free museum admission, cash bar. Galleries open late!

Wednesday Night Live is presented by Bank of America.

Youth Orchestras of Charlotte will perform works by composers from across continents in recognition of the exhibition The Art of Seating: 200 Years of Design.

Wednesday Night Live is presented by Bank of America.

6:30 PM performance. Museum admission is free, cash bar. Galleries open late.

LOCATION CHANGE! This event has moved to Mint Museum Randolph. Parking is free and film screening will begin at 7 PM.

The Southern premiere of a new 4K restoration of Harry Smith’s pioneering short animated films created between 1946 and 1952. Inspired by Native American cultures, jazz, the Kabbala, and surrealism, Smith assembled his own cinematic universe of shape, color, light, and time. Lecture and discussion by Rani Singh, director of the Harry Smith Archives, following the screening.

About Harry Smith
Keenly attuned to the changing technologies of the day, Smith embraced innovation and used whatever was new and of the moment. At the same time, he was always in dialogue with history, and his lifelong interests in abstract art, metaphysics, spiritualism, folk art, and music from around the globe came to the fore as he devised ingenious ways of collecting sounds and creating films. These concerns make his practice increasingly prescient, as collecting, consuming, and sharing media continue to shape culture in the twenty-first century. Read the recent “NY Times” article about Harry Smith.

Wednesday Night Live is presented by Bank of America.

Museum admission and event are free. Galleries open until 9 PM.

Take a seat for theater troupe XOXO, Charlotte’s masters-of-the-absurd, as they present When We Were Young the Moon Was a Living Star (A multimedia response to Ionesco’s ‘The Chairs’).

Performance begins at 7:30 PM.
Event is free, cash bar.

Featuring: Jen Adams, Kadey Ballard, Eric Mullis and Jeremy Shane
Production design by Will Rudolph
Sound design by Shannon Hager
Stage managed by Amanda Labrie
Directed by Matt Cosper

Wednesday Night Live is presented by Bank of America.

Enjoy drum group performances and informative presentations by Catawba Nation representatives.

Wednesday Night Live is presented by Bank of America.

Event is free, cash bar.

Award-winning, Charlotte-based, and family-founded video production company LoydVisuals screens two of their most recent short films: “Kingfish: The Story of Kenny Washington,” created in collaboration with The BLK Originals; and a documentary for the City of Charlotte.

6 PM: Music mingle in the Morrison Atrium

7 PM: “Kingfish” screening

7:20 PM: Panel + Q&A moderated by the Mint’s Curatorial Assistant Jamila Brown

8:20 PM: Post Screening

8:45 PM: Program wraps

Join Senior Curator of Craft, Design, and Fashion Annie Carlano for a tour of 19th-century fashion in the Fashion Reimagined: Themes and Variations, 1760-NOW exhibition. Limited capacity. Registration required. Museum galleries will be open until 9 PM.

Curator-led Tour: 19th-century Fashion
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Mint Museum Uptown 
6-6:30 PM | Free, cash bar

 

Fashion Night at the Mint + Wednesday Night Live
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Mint Museum Uptown 
5-9 PM | Free, cash bar

Join for a night of fashion and design programming that celebrates the exhibition Fashion Reimagined: Themes and Variations, 1760-NOW. All museum galleries will be open from 5-9 PM

 

6 PM: Curator-led tour: 18th-century Fashion

Join Senior Curator of Craft, Design, and Fashion Annie Carlano for a tour of 18th-century fashion in the Fashion Reimagined exhibition. Limited capacity. Registration required.

Level 3, Gorelick Gallery
6-6:30 PM | Free

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6:30 PM: Wednesday Night Live: Fashion House Ball + Vogue Performance

Five houses from the regional and local Ballroom scene will perform and give a breakdown on the five categories of Vogue: Catwalk, Hands, Spins and Dips, Duckwalk and Floor Performance. The performances will serve looks inspired by designs currently on display in Fashion Reimagined. Presented by Bank of America.

Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium
6:30 PM | Free

6-9 PM: Graphic GarMINT Opening Reception

Graphic GarMINT installation honors and highlights the creativity and work of locally based Black designers. MacFly Fresh Printing Co. will be screen-printing live on site, plus live DJ and cash bar.

Level 5, Mint5pace
6-9 PM | Free

 

Three playwrights and four actors from Queen City New Play Initiative will create impromptu skits in response to works in Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds and our permanent collection galleries with projections of works in Mint Uptown Atrium.

 

Wednesday Night Live: Queen City New Play Initiative Bake-off
March 1, 2023 | 5-9 PM, 6:30 PM performance
Mint Museum Uptown
Free, cash bar

Enjoy a screening of Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s short film The Magic Kite (10 minutes), followed by Perfume de Gardenias (1 hour, 37 minutes), the debut film from renowned Afro-Puerto Rican singer, multidisciplinary artist, and filmmaker Macho Colón. First screening begins at 6:30 PM.

Cash bar and popcorn will be available.