ART 101: A Global Adventure | Fall 2022

Delve into art history without homework, exams or stress with the Mint’s art history survey course

Presented by The Mint Museum, in partnership with Sphere Series, ART 101: A Global Adventure is a survey course offered in eight-week sessions chronologically moving through art history, from cave paintings to ancient Europe, and contemporary works.

ART 101 features talented professors and curators from the Carolinas, as well as scholars from museums and universities across the country, all known for presenting their subject matter expertise in a way that is informative and fun. The survey features Western and non-Western movements and influences, a grounding in the ideas, movements, styles, and narratives that populate the history of our visual world.

“In the second session of the series, we will continue a global adventure with a look at early art produced in the Americas, Japan, India, China, as well as Islamic art, with speakers from some of the top museums and universities in the country. You don’t want to miss it,” says Todd Herman, Ph.D., president and CEO at The Mint Museum.

The ART 101: A Global Adventure Fall 2022 series will begin August 30. Classes are held twice a month, 5:30-7:30 PM Tuesday evenings at Mint Museum Uptown, with a cash bar. Each eight-week session includes a Super Saturday that will delve deeper into a particular time period, style, or culture.

Tuesday, August 30 | 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Topic: Late Roman

Tuesday, September 13 | 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Topic: Byzantine art

Saturday, October 1 | 9-10:30 AM

  • Topic: Early Medieval Architecture

Saturday, October 1 | 11 AM-12:30 PM

  • Topic: Early Judaism

Tuesday, October 18 | 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Topic: Early Chinese Art

Tuesday, November 1 | 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Topic: Early Indian Art

Tuesday, November 15 | 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Topic: Mayan art


Can’t attend every session?

All participants will be given access to a password-protected website, where videos of every lecture will be recorded for viewing at their convenience.

The Mint Museum

Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum, The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. With two locations—Mint Museum Randolph in the heart of Eastover and Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts on South Tryon Street—the Mint boasts one of the largest collections in the Southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community.

Sphere Series

Founded in 2017 and voted “Best Art Speaker Series” by Charlotte Magazine in 2018, Sphere Series brings local, national, and international leaders in the arts together for discussions on the value of cultural exchange — and to share experiences curating, collecting, and engaging with artists.