Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

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Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free

The Mint Museum presents ‘The Cole Family: A Dynasty of North Carolina Potters’

The Mint Museum presents The Cole Family: A Dynasty of North Carolina Potters

Installation represents the rich history of North Carolina pottery through 60 works by six generations of the Cole family of potters

For Immediate Release | Images available here

Charlotte, North Carolina (May 13, 2022) —  For more than 200 years, members of the Cole family have been potting in central North Carolina — Randolph, Moore, Lee, and Montgomery counties. Six generations of Coles, and no fewer than 18 individuals, are represented in The Mint Museum’s permanent collection. More than 60 highlights of their wares are included in the new installation The Cole Family: A Dynasty of North Carolina Potters, on view at Mint Museum Randolph.

From crocks, jars, and jugs to pitchers, candleholders, and vases, “turning pots” is one of the oldest and richest craft traditions in North Carolina. The deep-rooted legacy of the Cole family of potters began with Raphard Cole, born in 1799. He and his sons produced utilitarian stoneware, such as crocks, jugs, and urns, that were needed in an agrarian economy. Following generations distinguished themselves from their forebears by training their daughters, as well as their sons, on how to “turn pots.”

As the North Carolina tourist market for decorative ceramics evolved, the Cole family produced an impressive variety of colorfully glazed vases, pitchers, candleholders, and other ceramic pieces. Examples of all these wares also are on view in the installation.

“In a state filled with multigenerational families of gifted potters, the Coles stand out as one of North Carolina’s most enduring and prolific. For more than two hundred years, they have contributed enormously to the state’s ceramic traditions through their well-potted objects and their exceptionally beautiful glazes,” says Brian Gallagher, senior curator of decorative arts at The Mint Museum.

The Cole Family: A Dynasty of North Carolina Potters presents a visual history of “turned pots” and the family that helped turn North Carolina into one of America’s centers for handmade, traditional pottery.

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The Mint Museum
Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s first 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 at Levine Center for the Arts — the Mint boasts one of the largest collections in the Southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community.

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Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

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Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free

Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

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Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free

Coveted Couture Gala

The Mint Museum’s Coveted Couture Spring Gala & Closing Celebration for The World of Anna Sui – SOLD OUT

The Mint Museum’s annual Coveted Couture Gala returns in-person to Mint Museum Randolph, and will also serve as the closing celebration for the amazingly popular The World of Anna Sui exhibition. Read More

Party in the Park 2022

Enjoy free admission to the museum, food trucks, live music, special programming, and a cash bar on the front terrace (weather permitting).

From 2-4 PM, learn fun facts about the first branch of the U.S. Mint before it became an art museum and design your own money in honor of Financial Literacy Month.

Party in the Park is generously presented by Principal Foundation.

 

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Party in the Park
Mint Museum Randolph
April 24, 2022 | 1-5 PM

FREE 

 

Bilingual Stories and Music

Children ages 6 and younger, and their families, are invited to join for 40 minutes of music and stories with Criss Cross Mangosauce to celebrate culture and diversity. Criss Cross Mangosauce, use a combination of bilingual stories (Spanish/English), musical instruments, toys, puppets, and games to interact with the audience.

 

Bilingual Stories and Music
April 23, 2022 | 11-11:40 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
FREE

Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

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Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free

Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

Register

 

Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free

Yoga on the Lawn

Participate in a one-hour yoga class with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Art select Saturdays on the front lawn at Mint Museum Randolph (weather permitting). Classes are free for Mint members using code MINT21 and $15 for non-members. Registration is required.Become a Mint member.

 

Register

 

Yoga on the Lawn
Saturdays through November 8, 2022 | 10-11 AM
Mint Museum Randolph
Free