Friends of the Mint, organized in 1965, sponsors educational programs about art given by knowledgeable speakers. The offerings are designed to enlighten and increase an understanding of art in its many forms. Members enjoy trips to other museums, artists studios and galleries. Being a part of the organization is a great way to meet people and make friends.

Friends’ members receive in depth knowledge of Mint Museum exhibits and events.

As part of its mission, the organization contributes to the Mint’s Learning & Engagement department, supporting education and outreach.

Programs are held once a month from September through May. Current Mint Museum membership is required to join. Friends’ dues are $25 per year. If interested, attend a Friends meeting, call 704.337.2031, e-mail, or print and mail the membership application.

For membership information contact Laura Hamelau:

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Friends of the Mint
Program Calendar 2018-2019

All programs are held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. at the Mint Museum Randolph.

September 26 and 29, 2018
Member Event: An art trip on the CATS Blue Line Extension with Cheryl Palmer, former member Art in Transit Advisory Committee and Chris Lange, CATS Program Administrator.

October 17, 2018
Contemporary Art and Community Engagement
Bob Scheer, VP Development, McColl Center

November 28, 2018
Under Construction
Artists Cristina Toro and Felicia van Bork with Jonathan Stuhlman, Mint Museum Senior Curator of American, Modern and Contemporary Art discuss collage


January 16, 2019
The Relevance of Art Organizations
Bill May, Executive Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg

February 20, 2019
The Light Factory/2019 in Focus
Dustin Shores, Director of Community Engagement, The Light Factory

March 20, 2019
The Art of the Conservator
Scott Nolley, Conservator, Exhibitions and Loans, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

April 24, 2019
Somewhere Between Earth and Sky
Thomas Sayre, Sculptor and Artist, Raleigh

May 15, 2019
Jonathan Green, Artist, Charleston