Up-close of a woman with vertical lines spanning the canvas

Robert Lazzarini: the flowering

  Mint Museum Uptown | Nov 16 – Dec 30 2018

Robert Lazzarini, New York-based artist showcases paintings and sculptures inspired by the late actress Sharon Tate.

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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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Playbill depicting elizabet the queen in her royal attire

It’s Magic Time: The Mint Museum Drama Guild 1954–1979

Mint Museum Randolph Feb 7 2018-Aug 5 2018 / Selected playbills and photographs from The Mint Museum Archives of Drama Guild productions directed by Dorothy Masterson.

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 – Mint Members – Free
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 – General Public

Exhibition Highlights

Playbill depicting elizabet the queen in her royal attire

Playbill for Elizabeth The Queen

Created: 1959

Playbill for Royal Gambit depicting the image of a king from a pack of cards

Playbill for Royal Gambit

Created: 1961

Sleep of Prisoners playbill. Four photos of different men

Playbill for a Sleep of Prisoners

Created: 1965

About The Exhibition

On View | Feb 7 2018-Aug 5 2018

Dorothy Masterson founded The Mint Museum Drama Guild in 1954, and was Artistic Director until retiring in 1979. In the beginning, plays were performed in the Dwelle Gallery. The Golden Circle Theatre (now known as the Van Every Forum) was built during the 1967 building expansion and became the Guild’s permanent performance space.

During Masterson’s tenure, the Drama Guild presented a varied array of classics and dramas that were not typically seen in community theater. She directed most of the plays, and often performed in them as well, as when she portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth the Queen in 1959.

The Drama Guild attracted a variety of onstage and backstage contributors. A few examples include artists Herb Cohen, José Fumero, and Marianne Lieberman, Mint Museum director Robert Schlageter, and author Jan Karon (as Jan Orth). The Golden Circle Theatre was home to actors like Gladys Lavitan, George Gray, Jr., and Robert Pierce, and provided a professional start for others like Leon Rippy and Dean Whitworth.

Masterson was legendary for her introductions of every performance. She would tell the entire story of the play in detail, and then announce with a flourish, “Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s magic time!”

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