Sunday Fun Day

It’s family time at Mint Uptown! Join us for family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, yoga, and more. This month, immerse yourself in the sculpture and videos of Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint and find inspiration in the natural world around us.

Sunday Fun Day
Mint Museum Uptown
April 26, 2020 | 1-4 PM
All ages, Drop-In
FREE for kids and Mint Members, $6 Adults

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

Liquid Gardens: Dutch Design Lecture Series

As part of our Dutch Design Lecture Series, Tanja Smeets, Artist and Professor of Textile Design, at the Royal Academy of Art will be at Mint Museum Uptown to give a talk about Dutch Design, titled: Liquid Garden.

This drop-in event is free with general admission. Please see the front desk to purchase a ticket into the Museum.

April 3,  2020 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Reception to follow

 

 


The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

Falling in Love with Dutch Design

Annie Carlano in a patterned blouse wiht ruffled textures on the shouldersAs part of our Dutch Design Lecture Series, Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design, & Fashion for the Mint Museum will give a talk about Dutch Design in the twenty-first century.

From furniture to fashion, design in the Netherlands is known for its beguiling forms, unusual materials, and an altruism that reflects concern for the environment, social and political causes, and emotional impact.  This curator’s talk with highlight the exceptional works of art by Dutch artists or artists trained in the Netherlands, as well as those done by the hottest designers of the moment, including Studio Drift, Iris van Herpen, Simone Post, and others voted best young designers at Dutch Design Week 2019.  Many of the works being referenced in the talk are a part of The Mint Museum’s collection or are on view at Mint Museum Uptown.

5 PM – Refreshments on Mezzanine level
6 PM – Discussion
7 PM – Reception

February 14,  2020 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Reception to follow

 

 


The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

Mint to move at mint museum uptown. the atrium is filled with people dancing along to performers singing on a stage

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night

Held on one of the best dance floors in Charlotte, this bi-monthly drop-in event presents varied cultural themes. Mint to Move is not just a dance party; rather, it is an artistic and cultural experience paying tribute to artists and dance forms from Latin, African, and Caribbean countries. 

Adults enjoy four hours of Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ, live musicians, and unique themes to celebrate multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, visual and performing arts. Samba, salsa, bachata, cha cha, line dance, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy other performing and visual arts (i.e., live painting).

Mint to Move offers discount admission before 9 PM and free dance lessons starting at 8 PM. Ballroom, salsa, and other dance programs are welcome. Complimentary snacks and party favors are offered while they last, along with a cash bar.

Community partners include Oneaka Dance Company, ArtSí, the Puerto Rican Society of Charlotte, Rumbao Latin Dance Company, Comité de Fiestas Patrias y Tradiciones de Charlotte, Soy Latino Como Tú, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the UNCC Department of Africana Studies.

This event will be from 7:30-11:30 PM

New to Mint to Move: Afro House dance lesson at 8 PM with Oneaka Dance Company, followed by salsa and bachata lesson with Rumbao Latin Dance Company.

Drop-in event
$13/$9.75 Mint members; $1 off before 9 PM


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Thank you to our community partners

Take 5 Gallery Chat with Dr. Michael Chilcutt

Headshot of Michael ChilcuttCome hear Dr. Michael Chilcutt, painter and CMS Assistant Superintendent for the Fine Arts, share his thoughts and impressions of our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

February 5, 2020
Mint Museum Uptown | 6- 6:15 PM
FREE with Admission 

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

Live at the Mint: Performance by String Quartet

live at the mint updated logo with fifth third

Enjoy a performance by 5 musicians from the Charlotte Symphony as part of our free event series, Live at the Mint, presented by Fifth Third Bank. They will perform Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 2 and Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel in response to our special exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

January 29, 2020
Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 PM
FREE

Live at the Mint, presented by Fifth Third Bank, celebrates Charlotte’s dynamic arts community. Each week will feature a new lineup, from performance art to lectures with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders (and lots of specially-crafted art activities and craft cocktails in between). Every Live at the Mint is an intentionally layered experience that will incorporate the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The result: the Mint will be the place to be on Wednesday nights.


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Live at the Mint is generously sponsored by Fifth Third Bank with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

Free Wednesday Evenings are sponsored by Bank of America, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Publix Supermarket Charities.


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

Take 5 Gallery Chat with Kurma Murrain

Listen as Kurma Murrain, a poet, writer, and the Mint’s Coordinator for Community Relations, shares her response to our new exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

 

January 29, 2019
Mint Museum Uptown | 6- 6:15 PM
FREE

 

 

 

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

Live at the Mint: Charlotte Ballet Performance

See two special performances of excerpts of Innovative Works, a new show by the Charlotte Ballet, as part of  our free event series Live at the Mint.

January 15, 2020
Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30 & 7:30 PM*
FREE

*Repeating Performance.


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint is graciously supported by PNC Financial ServicesMint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

 

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.


Live at the Mint is generously sponsored by Fifth Third Bank with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

Free Wednesday Evenings are sponsored by Bank of America, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Publix Supermarket Charities.

Modern Dutch Design Lecture

As part of our new Dutch Design Lecture Series, Silvia Barisione, Curator at The Wolfsonian – FIU, will be at Mint Museum Uptown to give a talk about Modern Dutch Design between the years 1890-1940. Drawing on works from the collections from both The Wolfsonian and The Mint Museum, her lecture will dive into the unique aesthetic of modern Dutch design and will discuss the influence of global cultures on Dutch design. She will also be drawing links from works by Studio Drift in our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.

Silvia Barisione is a leading expert in Modern European decorative arts and design. She was a major consultant to the Guggenheim’s Futurism exhibition and was consultant to Art Basel/Design Miami. She is also a well known DJ in Italy, France, and Miami, all while being easily recognized for her boho chic fashion sensibility.

This drop-in event is free with general admission. Please see the front desk to purchase a ticket into the Museum.

 

 

December 13,  2019 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Reception to follow

 

 


The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite.

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.