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
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
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.