Airing out the “Dirty” Laundry

Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry

On View at Mint Museum Uptown
Through November 29, 2020

Local visual artist Andrea Downs created the Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry installation to capture the spirit of women by creating opportunities for them share their stories in their own words. These stories of strength, unity, hope, injustice, and exclusion are joined together on a clothesline. A community art movement, the installation is ever growing, and women can participate by adding their stories to the collection. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is a call to gather, to listen and be heard—and to resist hate and injustice by fostering love and understanding.

Interactive CLT

Interactive CLT

The Mint is partnering with the Bechtler, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, and the Levine Museum of the New South to unroll a joint project known as Interactive CLT that brings augmented reality into museum galleries.

With support from the Arts & Science Council, AVO Insights have created an app that allows visitors to the museum the opportunity to see videos about select pieces in the galleries.  After opening the app, hover your phone over the indicated works of art, and a video about the art appears. Senior Curator of American Art Jonathan Stuhlman, PhD, and Community Relations Director Rubie Britt-Height lead visitors thorough the galleries to highlight works of art that speak to racial justice and the experience of being black in America.

Conversation
by Leo Twiggs

Gamin
by Augusta Savage

Selma
by Barbara Pennington

Dora’s Dance
by Beverly McIver

Philip the Fair
by Kehinde Wiley

Constellation CLT

Constellation CLT logo

Constellation CLT  is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.

In its second year, Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community and to activate the public spaces of the museum. The installations rotate three times per year and can be seen in four places at Mint Museum Uptown: in the entrance; at the foot of the atrium escalator; and on the landings of the Mezzanine and 4th levels.

Constellation CLT is generously supported by The Arts & Science Council.

de'Angelo DiaBetty and CharlieEpiphany (detail)FrancisInsomnia 4 and FredFrancis (detail)Abena and Kwabena IIIFrancis (detail)EpiphanyCharlieBettyFredInsomnia 4

de’Angelo Dia

Installation is on view now

The characters in Dia’s work explore different expressions and elements of African-American culture, without explicitly referencing any one African tradition. The intention, Dia explains, is to recognize the hybrid nature of the culture those from the African diaspora must create in their new lands.

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Where to find it

Plaza level:

Ira, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Kwasi, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Yaa, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

2nd floor:

Betty, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Charlie, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Francis, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Epiphany, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Mezzanine:

Insomnia 4, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Fred, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

3th floor:

Abena, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Kwabena III, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

4th floor:

Akua, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Irvin, 2020, chalk on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Previous Installations

Interventions

Interventions

Interventions is a new series at the Mint in which contemporary works are placed amongst permanent collection installations to create a critical dialogue between past and present.

Installation is on view now

Charlotte artist Julio Gonzalez reminds us of the legacy of the Mayan people by creating contemporary art that draws on their culture and traditions. Born in Atlanta to a father of Mexican Aztec descent and a mother of Honduran Maya ancestry, Gonzalez has sought to reclaim this cultural heritage through his work, using their familiar graphic forms and the vivid line work of their glyphs.

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Where to find it

“Art of the Ancient Americas” gallery on the second floor of Mint Museum Randolph

Emergence #3, 2016, Mixed media on wood
Venganza, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Amuleto, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Quetzalcoatl, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Saliendo de la Cueva, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Cumpleaños, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Vive tu Sueño, 2020, from The Scribe Series, Watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Tree of Life, 2020, Wool. Courtesy of the artist
Itzamná, 2015, Wool. Courtesy of the artist
Ah Puch, 2018, Wool. Courtesy of the artist
Two copies of the Gonzalez Pocket Codex, 2020, Ink on paper and artificial fur. Courtesy of the artist
Gonzalez Codex, 2018, Ink on paper and 3D printed plastic resin mounted on wood. Courtesy of Cassie Brown & John Cornely
Facsimile of Codex Peresianus (Codex Paris), 1968, Published Akademische Druck-u.Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria. Mint Museum Library Gift of Dr. Francis Robicsek