international museum day may 18 2019

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, ICOM has organized International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community.

The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

On this day The Mint Museum celebrates the theme: Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.

**Free Admission at Mint Museum Randolph & Mint Museum Uptown.

Woman sitting in field looking over the pastoral landscape

Friends of the Mint: Jonathan Green

Friends of the Mint invite you to hear artist Jonathan Green speak. Green, based in Charleston, SC, is considered to be one of the most important southern painters. His colorful works reflect a sense of history and place and he has exhibited in major national and international venues.  The program is free and open to the public.


Organized in 1965, the Friends of the Mint stimulates interest in and support for the Arts. The Friends sponsor a series of lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the art world that are free to the public with museum admission. Learn more about Friends of the Mint.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


 

CANCELED – The Ceramics Series – “The History of Salt Firing” with Kira Campbell

NOTE: This event has been canceled

Delhom Service League welcomes Kira Campbell, ceramic artist and instructor, who will give a brief history of salt firing. Salt firing is a process where unglazed ware is fired to high temperatures and salt is introduced into the kiln chamber to achieve a characteristic ‘orange peel’ glazed surface.

Kira has an undergraduate degree in theater and her MFA in ceramics from the University of Michigan, where she studied under Georgette Zirbes and Sadashi Inuzuka. She has been working in clay for over twenty years, and has experience ranging from production pottery to university instruction to large-scale installation art. Kira has participated in residencies in Denmark, Hungary and Ireland and has work in several international museums. While her exhibited work is all sculptural, she enjoys exploring the vessel in all its forms whenever possible. She is currently an instructor at Clayworks in Charlotte.

(there will not be a reception before this program, so it will begin promptly at 10:00 AM)


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


Charlotte Garden Club: John P. Ertz

John P. Ertz will be discussing Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia. More info at charlottegardenclub.com.


Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month long trip to some of our national treasures.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


The Ceramics Series – Delhom Service League: “Making a Big Intricate Ceramic Platter”, Film and Talk with Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen will share his expertise and vast experience as a master ceramic artist as you view a film he made while creating a large platter.

Herb earned a BFA and MFA from Alfred University. Between his degrees he served in the US Army during the Korean war.

In 1956 he came to North Carolina where he was employed as an industrial ceramic designer for Hyalyn Porcelain Co. in Hickory and then came to work for the Mint Museum as exhibition director from 1958 to 1972. During those years he twice served as interim director.

He and his husband, José Fumero a fabric designer and painter, set up their studios in Blowing Rock where they created their work for 38 years. Herb’s work as a potter included functional stoneware, decorative unique pots, and sculpture.

He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2012 the Mint Museum featured a solo exhibition, “Sophisticated Surfaces: The Pottery of Herb Cohen”. Learn more about Herb and his work in the brochure for this exhibition http://bit.ly/Herb_Cohen_Sophisticated_Surfaces


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


The Ceramics Series – “New Discoveries in the History of American Porcelain”, with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

Delhom Service League presents this lecture with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts.

Porcelain has captured the imagination of many, and it has challenged American entrepreneurial potters from colonial times. This lecture will focus on three pivotal moments in the history of porcelain-making in America. It will begin with the 18th century, and America’s very first attempts at making porcelain, highlighted by an exciting new acquisition by the Metropolitan Museum. The second moment dates to the mid 19th century when the American porcelain dinnerware industry was launched. The lecture will close with the very early years of the 20th century, highlighting in particular the work of Adelaide Alsop Robineau, arguably America’s finest ceramist of that century.

Ms. Frelinghuysen has curated, published, and lectured widely on the subject of American ceramics, glass, stained glass, and late nineteenth-century furniture, as well as all aspects of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. She recently spearheaded and co-authored American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection (with Martin Eidelberg and Adrienne Spinozzi, 2018), which celebrates the extraordinary gift by Robert Ellison of American Art Pottery to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Preceding the lecture at 6 PM, refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 PM.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph