Live at the Mint

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Live at the Mint, presented by Fifth Third Bank, celebrates Charlotte’s dynamic arts community. Each week will feature a new lineup, from performance art to lectures with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders (and lots of specially-crafted art activities and craft cocktails in between). Every Live at the Mint is an intentionally layered experience that will incorporate the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The result: the Mint will be the place to be on Wednesday nights.

 

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Angels to Anathema: What to Do When Artists Behave Badly
February 26
6-9 PM

A panel discussion considering how to consider admiring and enjoying work by makers who behave badly in their private lives. In collaboration with the Sphere Series.

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Cunningham film screening
March 4
6-9 PM

See a screening of Alla Kovgan’s documentary film Cunningham about choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham and the rise of his New York-based company.

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Studio Drift: Discussion with Lonneke Gordijn
March 11
6-9 PM

Hear Studio Drift’s Lonneke Gordijn on the process and revision in the creation of the current Mint exhibitionImmersed in Light.

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Junior Astronomers
March 18
6-9 PM

Indie-nostalgia band Junior Astronomers perform live in the Mint Museum Uptown atrium.

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Opera Carolina’s I Dream 
March 25
6-9 PM

Roam the galleries while listening to Opera Carolina artists share live songs inspired by specific pieces of art.  Hear selections from Opera Carolina’s I Dream, a story set over the last 36 hours in the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., coming to the Belk Theater in April.

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Cabaret in Dark Places
April 1
6-9 PM

In collaboration with UNC Charlotte, singer Rachel Joselson performs cabaret songs composed during the Theresienstadt ghetto during WWII in the on-stage showcase Cabaret in Dark Places.

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Discussion with Cristina Rameriz
April 15
6-9 PM

Hear a lecture by Spanish artist Cristina Rameriz, presented in Spanish with translation.

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Live at the Mint is generously sponsored by Fifth Third Bank with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

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Free Wednesday Evenings are sponsored by Bank of America, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Publix Supermarket Charities.

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Dutch Design Lecture Series

As a design aesthetic from the Netherlands, Dutch Design is often described as minimalist, experimental, innovative and unconventional, all while retaining a sense of humor. The futuristic designs coming out of the Netherlands reinterpret the function of design, and look to reinvent the perception of artistic qualities in daily life.

Speaking to the modern and robust talent coming from Dutch artist, our guest speakers deconstruct Dutch Design in its finest forms. Hear three different experts give presentations on their favorite aspects of Dutch Design, and how it has been incorporated into the art and lives of people around the world.

The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint. The exhibition features five works by Studio Drift dating from the last decade to today, most of which have been modified for the Mint. It is the first solo exhibition for Studio Drift in the United States.

Modern Dutch Design

Silvia Barisione, Curator at The Wolfsonian – FIU

Reception to follow

December 13,  2019 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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Falling in Love with Dutch Design

Annie Carlano, Senor Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion, The Mint Museum

Reception to Follow

February 14, 2020 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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Annie Carlano in a patterned blouse wiht ruffled textures on the shoulders

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Tanja Smeets, Artist & Professor of Textile Design, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

Reception to follow

Friday, April 3 | 6- 7  PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite. This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

Constellation CLT

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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.

Previous Installations

Fall 2018

Winter 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2019

Katherine Boxall

Installation is on view from February 18–May 3

About The Artist

Katherine Boxall constructs large-scale canvases that incorporate a ground of lush oil and pastels that explode with saturated color.

Boxall, who completed her MFA at San Francisco Art Institute and moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2018, creates in her west Charlotte studio, a haven for her work with acrylics, spray paint, pastels and oils. She began as a figurative painter. She gradually loosened her lines, breaking down the form of the body into broad expanses and elongated, rounded contours. Since 2018, Boxall has worked primarily in abstraction.


See more from Boxall at katherineboxall.com and on Instagram @katherineboxall

Atrium:

Maple Candy, 2019. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Black Licorice, 2020. Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tread, 2020. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Burnt Bubblegum, 2018. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Mezzanine:

Milk IV, 2020. Acrylic, pastel, graphite, charcoal, spray paint, and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

 

4th floor:

Pink Yeti, 2018. Fluff and pastel, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbie x Rothko, 2018. Silk and vinyl, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Ode to Yves, 2018. Dyed silk, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Constellation CLT

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

Each year, the work of three different groups of artists from the Charlotte region will be featured at Mint Museum Uptown, allowing the public to become familiar with the city’s diverse, every-expanding creative community.

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

Mike Wirth

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Mike Wirth’s new installation combines a dynamic mural with examples of his two-dimensional art. While some of Wirth’s murals are figurative, drawing upon his interest in icons of pop culture from his youth, others are more abstract, exploring the intersection of art and technology, stemming from his interest in infographic design and data visualization.  


Wirth is a founding member of the Southern Tiger Collective, a group of artists dedicated to promoting street art and murals in the Charlotte area. He is also involved with Talking Walls, now entering its second year, which is a citywide public art & mural festival bringing together artists with diverse styles and backgrounds. 

Wirth’s installation for Constellation CLT can be seen in the atrium of Mint Museum Uptown, to the left of the main entrance.


Follow Mike Wirth on Instagram: @Mikewirth.

Elizabeth Palmisano

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Elizabeth Palmisano is an artist and educator that has created a boundary-pushing installation. Palmisano often combines abstract painted surfaces with textiles and collage, creating rich, multilayered compositions. Her work often uses recycled materials, breathing new life into objects not typically considered for use in the creation of art. Experimentation, exploration, and play are key to her creative process.


Palmisano’s work for Constellation CLT can be seen on the Mezzanine level of Mint Museum Uptown.


Follow Elizabeth Palmisano on Instagram: @ellafaeart

Brett Toukatly

Exhibition is on view from September 16, 2019 – January, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown

About The Artist

Brett Toukatly, who was the winner of the inaugural Battle Walls project, a summer collaboration between The Mint Museum and the Southern Tiger Collective in which local street artists competed head to head over four rounds. The winner was decided by public voting, culminating in a grand finale featuring the winners of the first four rounds on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph on August 16. 


Toukatly’s signature style is bold and colorful, and features an ever-expanding cast of quirky, monstrous characters. 

Toukatly’s work for Constellation CLT can be seen on the 4 floor of Mint Museum Uptown.


Follow Brett Toukatly on Instagram: @B_twokat

Children sitting at a table using scissors and glue to make crafts.

power2give

  Mint Museum Randolph /   Mint Museum Uptown

The Mint Museum is proud to partner with the Arts & Science Council to inspire members and supporters to give back and support the Mint’s most important endeavors.

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A classic horse drawn carriage that has been covered in an ink-like substance

Vote for Art

  Mint Museum Uptown  |  September 1 – November 9 2012

The Mint has collected fashion for more than 40 years, and celebrates the art form with three extraordinary exhibitions during 2017-2018

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Artist Motoi Yamamoto shaping salt into a circle

Artist in Residence Motoi Yamamoto

  Mint Museum Uptown  |  FEB 18 2013 – MAR 3 2013

Beginning Feb 18, 2013, Motoi will begin work on an ambitious Saltwork, entitled “Floating Garden,” directly on the floor of the Morrison Atrium at Mint Museum Uptown.

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A boombox with a cassette player in the front

The Boombox Project

  Mint Museum Uptown  |  September 19 – October 19 2014

In association with Chandra Johnson’s SOCO Gallery, The Mint Museum UPTOWN hosts a pop-up photography show in the museum’s Level 5 expansion space.

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A circular framed photograph of the 5th floor of Mint Museum Uptown. it is a part of the Music Factories moment mile project

The Light Factory’s Moment Mile

  Mint Museum Uptown  |  December 17 2014 – February 22 2015

In association with The Light Factory, Mint Museum UPTOWN hosts a pop-up photography show in the museum’s Level 5 expansion space.

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Photography equipment set up in the exhibition area to photograph garments.

Behind The Seams

  Mint Museum Randolph  |  September 7, 2014 – June 19, 2015

The Mint’s Fashion Assessment & Conservation Project

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