Live at the Mint – Chócala Performance

Enjoy the inventive sound of Latin fusion band Chócala, as they ride the tide of their new record release this fall.


Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.

To see the rest of our events for our Live at the Mint series, please go to our webpage.

 

 

Wednesday Nights Oct. 16- Dec. 11
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

 

Live at the Mint – MercuryCarter

Relax and unwind with internationally renowned bass vocalist MercuryCarter, as he performs an evening of old standards and new songs destined to become classics.

We will also have a pop-up makers space where visitors can express themselves and explore ideas inspired by our new exhibitions.

Please Note: Eventbrite tickets will be honored, but they do not guarantee a seat. Seating for this event is first come, first served.

 


Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.

 

 

Wednesday Nights Oct. 16- Dec. 11
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

Live at the Mint – Charlotte Storytellers

This weeks Live at the Mint starts with Natalie Frazier Allen, Founder of the Arts Empowerment Project giving her take on our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint during a 15 minute art chat. from 6-6:15 PM.

The lauded Charlotte Storytellers will perform four original works created in response to pieces on view in Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint and Coined in the South. The one-of-a-kind experience will help you bring fresh eyes to the stunning exhibitions.
There will be repeated performances at 6:30 & 7:45.


Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.

 

 

Wednesday, November 20
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

Live at the Mint – Silent Film & Ethan Uslan

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.


Enjoy the silent film The Freshman, as the brilliant and award-wining Ethan Uslan accompanies on piano. In Partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 13 
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

 

Live at the Mint – Elton John Impersonator Carl Rosen

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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!

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.


Couldn’t score tickets to Sir Elton John’s farewell tour at the Spectrum Center? Catch the next best thing on the same night, as Elton John Impersonator Carl Rosen of Yellow Brick Road tribute band performs the Rocketman’s classics. Rose-colored glasses included.

We will also have a pop-up makers space where visitors can express themselves and explore ideas inspired by our new exhibitions.

To see the rest of our events for our Live at the Mint series, please go to our webpage.

Wednesday November 6
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

 

Live at the Mint – Youth Orchestra of Charlotte & Poltergeist

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.


The 90-piece Youth Orchestra of Charlotte will perform a selection of spooky symphonic masterpieces, followed by a screening of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist in the auditorium.

We will also have a pop-up makers space where visitors can express themselves and explore ideas inspired by our new exhibitions.

 

To see the rest of our events for the Live at the Mint series, please go to our webpage.

 

 

Wednesday, October 30 
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

Live at the Mint – Gottaswing Charlotte

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.


Ever wished you knew how to swing dance? Grab someone and learn from the pros! Join Gottaswing Charlotte for free instructions followed by an evening of dancing.

See the rest of our Live at the Mint event series here.

 

 

Wednesday, October 23
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE

 


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.

 

Live at the Mint – Leo Twiggs, Judy Schindler, & Conversation Piece

Join us for a FREE eight-week series known as Live at the Mint, which 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.

Free (part of our Free Wednesday Nights program) and open to the public.


It’s time to talk at #TheMintMuseum
Art Can Lead to Conversation: A Chat with Leo Twiggs & Friends” featuring Willie Walker & the Conversation Piece Band.

-6 PM: Willie Walker Conversation Piece Jazz Band, set 1
-6:30-7:45 PM: Conversation with Twiggs & Friends
-8-8:30 PM: Conversation Piece Band, set 2; meet Artist Twiggs
-8:30-9 PM: View the piece “Conversation” in the Contemporary Art Gallery, Level 4

Leo Twiggs. Conversation, 2018, batik on linen. Museum purchase with funds from the Charlotte Debutante Club. 2018.44

Moderated by Award-Winning Journalist Mary C. Curtis, join: Artist-Educator Dr. Leo Twiggs (Professor emeritus, South Carolina State Univ.); Queens University Professor Judy Schindler (Rabbi); Mint Senior Curator of American Art Dr. Jon Stuhlman; and Mint Community Relations Director Rubie Britt-Height as they have a conversation about art as social commentary, art & curatorial activism, race relations, battling injustices, and how community conversations inspired by works of art can help bring about positive change thru dialogue, openness, & strategic action steps.

The program is inspired by the work of art entitled “Conversation”, created by Dr. Twiggs following his phenomenal exhibition “Requiem for Mother Emanuel” at the Mint Museum Randolph. Requiem was his artistic response to the massacre of nine church members during a prayer meeting in the historical Charleston house of worship, Mother Emanuel AME Church.
Dr. Twiggs established the Art Department at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina and its art museum.

Rabbi Judith Schindler is the Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.

Parking available in the Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage ($5) or on the street.

To see the rest of our events for our Live at the Mint series, please go to our webpage.

 

Wednesday, October 16 
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-9 PM
FREE


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.

The Mint Museum launches new free Wednesday night event series that showcases Charlotte’s vibrant cultural scene

The Mint Museum launches new free Wednesday night event series that showcases Charlotte’s vibrant cultural scene.

Charlotte, NC (October 14, 2019): 

After years of being free to the public on Wednesday nights, The Mint Museum is launching a new free event series at its uptown location called Live at the Mint, which will celebrate and highlight Charlotte’s dynamic arts community. Live at the Mint, presented by Fifth Third Bank, launches this Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The Live at the Mint lineup will feature everything from performance art to conversations with leading artists, provocative films to gallery tours with community leaders. And with a variety of hands-on activities—and a cash bar that opens at 5:30 PM—it’s the perfect way to wind down after a long day.

Live at the Mint, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will launch with an initial eight-week run at Mint Museum Uptown, with plans to continue the series in 2020. The programming runs the gamut: The Oct. 16 night features a jazz band and conversation with celebrated SC artist Dr. Leo Twiggs and Rabbi Judy Schindler about how art can offer a safe space to discuss uncomfortable issues. The following week, Oct. 23, is all about swing dancing, with no-experience-necessary lessons from Gottaswing Charlotte.

Many of the Live at the Mint nights feature local groups and artists who are helping shape the cultural fabric of Charlotte, from renowned jazz vocalist MercuryCarter (Dec. 4) to latin fusion band Chócala, who will perform on the heels of their new album release (Dec. 11).

And it’s all happening on Wednesday nights, which are free and open to the public thanks to the ongoing support of generous sponsors Bank of America, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Publix Supermarket Charities.

“Live at the Mint is a project that the museum has initiated in order to create layered and diverse cultural programs for our visitors in collaboration with arts partners throughout the city,” says The Mint Museum President and CEO Todd A. Herman, PhD. “It was important to us that these happen on Wednesday nights, when the Mint is free to the public, so that we can become a positive cultural destination for anyone and everyone.”

It’s the perfect time to come to Mint Museum Uptown, as two new special exhibitions have opened in the last month. Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint features breathtaking sculptures that show the intersection of art, technology and nature (think: massive glass wings that imitate the movement of a bird). And Coined in the South, which opened Oct. 10, features 64 works from some of the most innovative and emerging artists in the Southeast. Organized in partnership with the Young Affiliates of the Mint, Coined in the South features everything from the traditional (oil on canvas and collage) to the decidedly untraditional (one sculpture is made from steel saw dust, alpaca fur, and alligator skin).

“Fifth Third is proud to be the presenting partner for this exciting new series,” says Lee Fite, Fifth Third Bank regional president of the Mid Atlantic. “Live at the Mint represents the same values we do – collaboration, inclusivity, and community.”

 


Interested in interviewing the artists, musicians, or anyone from the museum? Reach out to the Mint’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Caroline Portillo, at caroline.portillo@mintmuseum.org or call 704-337-2009.


Here’s a look at the Live at the Mint lineup:

October 16
Enjoy a conversation with SC artist Dr. Leo Twiggs and Rabbi Judy Schindler, as they discuss how art can offer a safe space to discuss uncomfortable yet urgent current issues. Jazz ensemble Conversation Piece will play before and after the discussion. Twiggs made headlines for his work in the aftermath of the tragic 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

October 23
Ever wished you knew how to swing dance? Join Gottaswing Charlotte for free instructions, followed by an evening of dancing.

October 30
The 90-piece Youth Orchestra of Charlotte will perform a selection of spooky symphonic masterpieces, followed by a screening of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist.

November 6
Couldn’t score tickets to Sir Elton’s farewell tour at Spectrum Center? Catch the next best thing on the same night, as Elton John impersonator Carl Rosen of Yellow Brick Road tribute band performs the Rocketman’s classics. Rose-colored glasses included.

November 13
Enjoy Buster Keaton’s classic silent film The Freshman, as the brilliant and award-winning Ethan Uslan accompanies on piano. In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

November 20
The lauded Charlotte Storytellers will perform four original works created in response to pieces on view in Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint and Coined in the South. This one-of-a-kind experience will help you bring fresh eyes to the stunning exhibitions.

November 27
No programming – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 4
Relax and unwind with internationally renowned jazz vocalist MercuryCarter. It will be an evening of old standards and new songs destined to become classics.

December 11
Enjoy the inventive sound of Latin fusion band Chócala, as they ride the tide of their new record release this fall.

 

About The Mint Museum

Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s rst art museum, The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. With two locations—Mint Museum Randolph in the heart of Eastover and Mint Museum Uptown on South Tryon Street—the Mint boasts one of the largest collections in the Southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio-chartered bank. As of June 30, 2019, Fifth Third had $169 billion in assets and operated 1,207 full-service Banking Centers and 2,551 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida,

Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2019, had $399 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $46 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for- pro t organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

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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.

 

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Angels to Anathema: What to Do When Artists Behave Badly
February 26
6-9 PM

A panel discussion considering how to consider admiring and enjoying work by makers who behave badly in their private lives. In collaboration with the Sphere Series.

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Cunningham film screening
March 4
6-9 PM

See a screening of Alla Kovgan’s documentary film Cunningham about choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham and the rise of his New York-based company.

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Studio Drift: Discussion with Lonneke Gordijn
March 11
6-9 PM

Hear Studio Drift’s Lonneke Gordijn on the process and revision in the creation of the current Mint exhibitionImmersed in Light.

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Junior Astronomers
March 18
6-9 PM

Indie-nostalgia band Junior Astronomers perform live in the Mint Museum Uptown atrium.

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Opera Carolina’s I Dream 
March 25
6-9 PM

Roam the galleries while listening to Opera Carolina artists share live songs inspired by specific pieces of art.  Hear selections from Opera Carolina’s I Dream, a story set over the last 36 hours in the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., coming to the Belk Theater in April.

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Cabaret in Dark Places
April 1
6-9 PM

In collaboration with UNC Charlotte, singer Rachel Joselson performs cabaret songs composed during the Theresienstadt ghetto during WWII in the on-stage showcase Cabaret in Dark Places.

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Discussion with Cristina Rameriz
April 15
6-9 PM

Hear a lecture by Spanish artist Cristina Rameriz, presented in Spanish with translation.

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

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

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