Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

  Mint Museum Randolph

Jun 22, 2019 – Nov 3, 2019 | The exhibition will feature more than 150 of DiTerlizzi’s original works, as well as highlighting the early years of his career as a designer for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. On view will be works of art from The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa trilogy, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. Read More

porcelain Yucca plant with long stem coming out of the middle.

Michael Sherrill Retrospective

  Mint Museum Uptown 

Oct 27, 2018 – Apr 7, 2019 | In his delicately rendered sculptures Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see things fresh.

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abstract drawing of a woman surrounded by bunnies and an octopus

Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum

  Mint Museum Uptown

Dec 1, 2018 – Aug 18, 2019 | The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic medium of collage.

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Ornate plate depicting a tree, squirrels, and deer.

The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Apr 29 2018-Aug 19 2018   /  RECENTLY EXTENDED: A look at the legendary designer’s influences.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

NEW: This exhibition has been extended three weeks from its original closing date, now open through August 19, 2018!

Presented in collaboration with Oscar de la Renta, LLC and the designer’s family, the exhibition features approximately 50 ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s personal archives, the archives of French label Pierre Balmain, private lenders, and the Mint’s collection. It is curated by André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for American Vogue magazine, current contributing editor, and lifelong friend of the designer, with assistance by fashion historians Molly Sorkin and Jennifer Park. This exhibition follows previous Talley-curated exhibitions in San Francisco and Houston, but is customized for Charlotte.

From the start of his award-winning career, which spanned more than five decades and two continents, Oscar de la Renta set out to design beautiful clothes for every occasion in a woman’s life. The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta highlights recurring themes throughout his career, including the influence of the garden on his designs; Spanish influences; and Eastern European influences. The creations on view offer a window into de la Renta’s world through a range of looks, from elegant daywear to resplendent evening gowns.

The exhibition also pays tribute to Marianna Sheridan of Charlotte, who befriended de la Renta and became the first archivist for Oscar de la Renta LLC.

It’s all part of the “ Year of Fashion ,” a three-exhibition series celebrating an art form the Mint has collected for more than 40 years.


Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of Oscar de la Renta, LLC. Presented to the Charlotte community by Wells Fargo Private Bank, with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Moore & Van Allen, and Dickens-Mitchener. Exclusive hotel partner: The Ivey’s Hotel, by the MRK Hotel Collection.

Want to see more? Click below to begin exploring and be inspired by The Mint Museum’s Fashion Collection.

Selected fashions remain on view in the galleries of American art at  The Mint Museum Uptown.

Several fashions are included in Portals to the Past: British Ceramics, 1675 – 1825 at Mint Museum Randolph .

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