An opportunity designed for artists and curators to bring their visions to life in a museum exhibition space.

In an effort to activate all available space at the Mint Museum, we are open to submissions from the public to create installations and curatorial projects in our MINT5pace. This space is used as a platform for artists and curators to gain perspective and knowledge by actualizing and installing an exhibition in a museum setting.

MINT5pace is located on Level 5 of Mint Museum Uptown.

Proposal deadline is December 12, 2022. For more information on how to submit a proposal, view Mint5pace Proposal Guidelines here.

On View

No exhibition on view at this time.

Previous Installations

YASUKE: “The Hidden Ronin”

on view July 8-Spetember 15, 2022

Curated by Justin Hicks and Gordon Holliday, in partnership with The Grooming Greatness Foundation, Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin tells the story of an African man named Yasuke who traveled to Japan during the 16th-century to become a warrior, eventually earning his rank as the first Black samurai. The exhibition features 10 kimonos from ROOLĒ’s F/W ‘21 collection alongside photography, designs, and holograms created by legacy artists. ROOLĒ, an acronym for “Rule Over Our Lives Everyday” is a lifestyle brand rooted in taking charge of your own dreams and ambitions. Founder and designer, Gordon Holliday exemplifies this as a maker who takes manufacturing textiles to new levels by upcycling scraps into brilliant pieces. Holliday’s approach to intentional kimono design incorporates Japanese quilting styles called ‘sashiko’ and ‘boro,’ and a 21st-century touch of what he imagines a warrior would look like in today’s modern world.

See ROOLĒ’s designs and more at: https://www.roole.shop/

Local/Street II

June 16, 2022 – June 26, 2022

After its successful first iteration that took place at Mint Randolph in 2020, artist Carla Aaron-Lopez curated the second installment, LOCAL/STREET II, displaying new works from more than 60 local creatives. While in a new space, the goal was still to bring attention to artists of color and strengthen the relationships between local artists and cultural institutions. Aaron-Lopez details that “the exhibition is beginning to take shape as a citywide representation of Charlotte’s artists and creatives.”  Aaron-Lopez has pioneered platforms for artists and made spaces that encourage creative experimentation in both Atlanta and Charlotte. Her talents have also landed her in the art world as a painter, as well as teaching middle school students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. With support from the NC Arts Council, Arts and Science Council and Charlotte Is Creative, she chose to organize what she calls “the largest project I’ve taken on in my career” to celebrate what feels like the beginning of the world reopening.

Stay up to date on Carla Aaron-Lopez’ upcoming projects by following her on Instagram: @iamkingcarla.

FRESH2DEATH

May 27, 2022 – June 11, 2022

Created by siblings and owners of Dupp & Swat, Davita and Dion Galloway, FRESH2DEATH, is a collaboration with artists and designers with the goal of honoring, highlighting, and informing the important contributions of Black people to the mainstream culture. The exhibition displayed a range of works including decade-specific installations of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s, mannequins wearing designs by local makers, vibrant paintings, and many interactive components. Davita Galloway details the installation as “a celebration of Black joy, of Black pain, and an immersive experience of fashion, music, art, and more.”

Follow @duppandswat on Instagram for upcoming events and installations.