YAM 2021 Fall Ball: The Queen is Back

The Young Affiliates of the Mint are excited to invite you to our 2021 Fall Ball – The Queen Is Back Saturday, November 20 at the Mint Museum Uptown.

Fall Ball is a night of dancing, signature cocktails, delicious food, and a chance to enjoy a formal night out in Charlotte with your friends. Silent auction items will be up for grabs, as well as ways to give back throughout the night. Attire is formal.

All proceeds raised at the event help to sponsor free tours of The Mint Museum for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools students to inspire a new generation of artists, art enthusiasts, and leaders.

Early Bird Pricing: September 8-October 13
Member Pricing $85
Non Member Pricing: $95

General Admission: October 14-November 19
Member Pricing: $110
Nonmember Pricing: $120

Day Of Pricing:
General Admission: $125

If COVID guidelines change and a size limit is implemented, the YAMs will refund tickets based on purchase order. YAMS is aware of the COVID guidelines, and will be following all regulations set by the Governor and the City. Please note that attending Fall Ball is of your own choice and own risk.




Fall Ball 2021 | The Queen is Back
Saturday, November 20 | 7 PM-Midnight
Mint Museum Uptown
Attire: Formal


This event is located at   Mint Museum Uptown 

‘The World of Anna Sui’ Opening Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui, which shines a spotlight on designer Anna Sui’s process, allowing the viewer to step inside her imagination and watch it unfold in her fashion designs.

Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, The World of Anna Sui was curated by Dennis Nothdruft. Annie Carlano is curator of The Mint Museum’s iteration. The exhibition has toured the globe from New York to Shanghai. The Mint Museum is the last stop for the current international tour. 

The World of Anna Sui Opening Celebration
November 20, 2021 | 11 AM-6 PM
Mint Museum Randolph

Wednesday Night Live: Nocturnes by Youth Orchestras of Charlotte

Enjoy a Halloween-themed performance by the Youth Orchestras of Charlotte, at the inaugural Wednesday Night Live, a new event series between the four Levine Center for the Arts institutions. The Youth Orchestras of Charlotte will perform a series of nocturnes — a nod to the Impressionist nocturnes on view in the Mint’s John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist exhibition on view now. Enjoy a cash bar and free admission.

Wednesday Night Live, presented by Bank of America, is a collaboration between The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Knight Theater. Visitors will have free admission to the four museums 5-9 PM every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the four institutions. The weekly entertainment will rotate each week between the four venues.


Wednesday Night Live: Nocturnes by Youth Orchestras of Charlotte
October 27, 2021 | 5-9 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

(tex)Tile: Telling Stories with Ceramic Garments and the Body

Join Shae Bishop, ceramist, clothing designer, furniture maker, for a presentation at Mint Museum Randolph. Bishop examines the relationships between ceramics and textiles by making wearable garment-sculptures. Originally from Kentucky, he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in Ceramics and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has worked as studio assistant to sculptor Cristina Córdova. He has been awarded residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, Red Star Studios in Kansas City, San Diego State University, and elsewhere in the United States, as well as in Hungary, Turkey, and Indonesia. He is currently based in North Carolina in the Penland-area artist community.


(tex)Tile: Telling Stories with Ceramic Garments and the Body
October 20, 2021 | 6-7:30 PM
Mint Museum Randolph
6 PM: Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Presented by Delhom Service League in collaboration with Friends of the Mint

This event is located at Mint Museum Randolph


Stephen Compton: From Jugtown Pottery to hyalyn Porcelain

Stephen Compton: From Jugtown Pottery to hyalyn Porcelain: A Collector’s Journey

Delhom Service League Studio Visit

Steve Compton discusses his history as a collector of NC pottery, and how his interest led him to become a noted researcher and author. Steve shares details about his collection of pottery, now including over 2,000 pieces, and some of the many books he has authored.

Studio Visit with Amy Sanders and Ron Philbeck – Delhom Service League

Studio Visit with Amy Sanders and Ron Philbeck

Delhom Service League

Amy and Ron discuss their individual work, and then discuss their collaboration on a series of work created during the pandemic. While their individual work is very different, their collaborative work has been very popular and a great learning process for them both. If you would like to see more of their work, you can visit their individual websites, amysanderspottery.com and ronphilbeckpottery.com. Both potters are scheduled to be exhibitors at the Delhom’s Potters Market at the Mint on Sept. 25, 2021.

Leah Leitson Ceramics: Then and Now – Delhom Service League Studio Visit

Leah Leitson Ceramics: Then and Now

Delhom Service League Studio Visit

Join the Delhom Service League as they Leah Leitson, ceramic artist and educator based in Asheville NC. She discusses her career in ceramics from her first interest as a studio potter to her current role as Professor of Ceramics at Warren Wilson College. For more information about Leah, you can visit her website at www.leahleitson.com.

Kevin Cole studio tour with Young Affiliates of the Mint

Kevin Cole YAM’s Studio Tour

Young Affiliates of the Mint join Kevin Cole (virtually) for another studio tour. Cole was featured in the Young Affiliates juried show “Coined in the South” in 2019. His work is included in more than 3,600 public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad (Michael Jordan owns one of his pieces!). Watch to hear about some of Kevin’s latest work and the inspiration behind some of his best known pieces.

The Mint Museum From Home is Sponsored by Chase.