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80th anniversary FREE Community Days

October 22, 2016 @ 7:00 AM - October 23, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

80th anniversary FREE Community Day at Mint Museum Randolph and FREE admission and special exhibition access at both museum locations. Registration requested, but not required.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. &  Sunday, October 23, 2016 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mint Museum Randolph / Saturday, October 22

11-4 PM /  Inflatable Obstacle Course, Landscape Drawing, Lawn Games & Sidewalk Chalk / Lawn
Clay Studio, Collage Making, Response Station, Self-guided gallery visits / Classrooms, Atrium, & Galleries

11-2 PM / Food Trucks / Lawn
Dumpling GirlsKing of Pops, The Mayobird (11-1pm)

11:30 AM  / Adult Yoga with NC Yoga Bar  / Ivey
12-2 PM  / Birthday Cake / Terrace
12-3 PM  / Music with the The Mike Strauss Band  / Lawn
12-2:30 PM  / Docents talks on the hour and half hour  / Galleries
1 PM  / Family & Kid Yoga NC Yoga Bar  / Ivey
1:30-3:30 PM  / Caricatures by POLKFUN Caricatures  / Lawn
2:30 PM  / Adult Yoga NC Yoga Bar  / Ivey
Special thanks to BJ’s Warehouse for donating refreshments!

Mint Museum Uptown / Saturday, October 22

  • Drop-in tours
  • Lewis Family Gallery
  • Performances by the Jazz Arts Initiative on the front terrace at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.  Lecture with Gwen Chanzit, curator of Women of Abstract Expressionism, will discuss the contributions of female artists to this mid-twentieth-century art movement that until now has been “all about the men”. She will let you in on what’s so important about this groundbreaking exhibition—the first presentation of works by these artists together at one time.
  • 3 – 4 p.m. Lecture with Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of CDF, will provide an overview of the history of women glass artists through a presentation in the auditorium.  Following this brief introduction, she will lead a gallery tour of Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art, focusing on the five themes of the exhibition: abstraction, the human form, the built environment, the vessel, and nature. Ten top masterworks will be highlighted.

Special thanks to visionary women Board Chairs Mary Lou Babb, Beverly S. Hance, Patty Norman, Jo Ann Peer, and Pat Rodgers for their generous support of the 80th Anniversary / Year of the Woman at the Mint.