Coveted Couture Gala

The Mint Museum Presents


Coveted Couture Gala
Closing Celebration of The World of Anna Sui


Saturday, April 30, 2022
6:30 PM | Mint Museum Randolph

If interested in joining the waitlist, please email Lauren Hartnagel, advancement event coordinator

Gala chairs: Marty & Weston Andress


2022 Auction and Paddle Raise Items


The Mint Museum invites you to attend the 2022 Coveted Couture Gala and closing celebration of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui. The black-tie dinner, held on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, will feature a cocktail hour, seated dinner, paddle raise, and dancing to famed Broadway musical artist Allison Seemes and Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.

The annual Coveted Couture Gala brings together key museum stakeholders, including major donors, corporate leadership, civic and community leaders, museum patrons and members, artists, and designers to celebrate the Mint’s significant role in the community and region. Most importantly, this event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Mint Annual Fund, which supports compelling and diverse exhibitions, educational outreach, community engagement, and the preservation of the Mint’s treasured permanent collection.

Coveted Couture Gala and The World of Anna Sui are generously presented by PNC Bank.

Marty and Weston Andress

Todd A. Herman, PhD
President & CEO

Hillary Cooper
Chief Advancement Officer

The 2022 Coveted Couture Gala is generously presented by:

The Art of Conservation with Friends of the Mint

Open field of orange poppies
Courtesy of Artist, Mary Erickson

The Art of Conservation with painter Mary Erickson. Mary’s beautiful artworks depict nature in great detail and in beautiful color. Her works reflect a strong commitment to land preservation.

The artist will tell us about High Ridge Gardens, her 39-acre residence, slated to become a bird sanctuary and artist retreat. The property is on the Carolina Birding Trail, home to the subject matter she portrays.

Refreshments begin at 6 PM. The program begins at 6:30 PM.

October 16 
Mint Museum Randolph | 6 PM


This event is located at Mint Museum Randolph


Afterschool Art Club Ages 9-12

A collection of drawings by children. they depict human-like figures with wingsJoin us for creative art time at Mint Randolph! Students ages 9-12 will find inspiration in Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, sketch in the museum galleries, explore a variety of art projects in the classrooms. The 8 week session will culminate in a student artist exhibition and reception. 

Payment (minus a 20% administration fee) will be refunded, only if the cancellation is submitted to the museum five business days prior to the first class or day of the event/program. Due to limited space, a spot cannot be held without full payment. 

8 Wednesdays, October 16 – December 11
Mint Museum Randolph |   5-6:30 PM
$180 ($130 Mint Members) Registration required, Ages 9-12

Register Here

The Mint Museum to reopen on Tuesdays at both locations

Charlotte, N.C. (June 25, 2019): The Mint Museum will be reopening its doors on Tuesdays as part of its ongoing commitment to be more available and accessible to all members of the community  

The Mint’s decision, which takes upeffect on July 1 at the start of its new fiscal year, will allow members of the community to view the museum’s new crop of innovative exhibitions during daytime hours. The reopening marks the first time in over six years that the museum has been open on Tuesdays.  

The reopening serves as one of many strategic initiatives spearheaded by The Mint’s President and CEO Todd A. Herman, Ph.D, less than a year after he assumed the role. The overarching goal: to broaden the museum’s accessibility.  

 In fall 2018, the museum added Friday date-night hours at Mint Museum Uptown, extending regular hours until 9 PM. The Friday evening hours cater to those who may not be able to visit the museum during the week, and offer a variety of creative ways for people to experience the Mint.  

 “Through these changes, we’re building a better Mint,” says Herman. “We want to give the community more opportunities to take advantage of all the Mint has to offer, and we’re excited for more people to join our family.”  

 The decision to add Tuesday hours comes at the same time as a bevvy of breathtaking and inspiring exhibitions and events are making their way to Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.  

 One exhibition, Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizziopened Saturday, June 22 at Mint Museum Randolph and presents paintings and sketches from the career of author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, whose bestselling works include The Spider and the FlyThe Spiderwick Chronicles (co-written by Holly Black), and Kenny & the Dragon. 

 On view until November 3, the exhibition highlights 150 original works across DiTerlizzi’s career, from his school-age sketches to his early days of illustrating for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, his children’s book illustrations to his fantastical middle-grade works. The galleries also are interactive, giving kids the opportunity to make their own works of art. 

 The Mint is also organizing and hosting the first solo museum exhibition outside Europe by Studio Drift, an artist collective based in the Netherlands that creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. 

 The exhibition, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint, will run from September 21, 2019 to April 26, 2020 at Mint Museum Uptown, and will feature five works created over the last decade, including one installation premiering at the Mint.  

Lauded in art circles worldwide for its innovative approach to art through technology, Studio Drift entered the general public’s eye in the U.S. in 2017, when its Drifter — a gravity-defying monolithic block of concrete — wowed at the Armory Show. The Dutch artist collective again made headlines a few months later when its Tree of Ténéré — a towering lifelike tree illuminated by 175,000 LED lights — debuted at the Burning Man festival. The group’s critical reception across the globe has continued to grow, and most recently, the group was included in the 2019 Venice Bienniale. 

About 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 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. 

Earthenware water bottle from England in the shape of a traditional bottleneck vase

CANCELED – Taste of the Mint: Portals to the Past

NOTE: Taste of Mint: Portals to the Past will not be held on May 5, 2019.

Art, food, and wine all in the same place for you to enjoy! Wine & dine on tastings by a top 10 Charlotte restaurant and one of the nation’s top-rated museum restaurants, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and then take a guided tour.

Your Mint Member discount will be deducted at the time of checkout. Please log in using your membership information and the discount will automatically apply. For additional information or to register over phone, please call Guest Services | 704.337.2100

If you have a dietary restriction, please respond immediately to the confirmation email received after checkout.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the need to give an advanced headcount to the restaurant, no refunds can be granted for cancellations after registration closes.

This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph

A man standing in front of a sculpture comprised of large ovals protruding from the ground

Friends of the Mint: Thomas Sayre

Friends of the Mint invite you to hear Thomas Sayre, Sculptor and Artist, present “Somewhere Between Earth and Sky”. Sayre is well known here in Charlotte for his largescale earth castings Grandiflora and Furrow. He will discuss his current work as well. 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


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

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