Live at the Mint: Performance by String Quartet

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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.

 

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.

Journey through two centuries of American art and artists in American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection, presented by PNC Bank, at The Mint Museum

Journey through two centuries of American art and artists in American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection, presented by PNC Bank, at The Mint Museum

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Charlotte, North Carolina (August 16, 2022) — The Mint Museum is pleased to announce the opening of American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection, which features more than 100 works of art by renowned American artists, such as Benjamin West, Sarah Miriam Peale, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, and Charles Alston. The exhibition will be on view September 10 through December 24 at The Mint Museum’s uptown location (known as Mint Museum Uptown). Drawn entirely from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection, the exhibition beautifully illustrates distinctive styles and thought-provoking art explored by American artists over the past two centuries.

Though many objects from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection have been on view at other museums, ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Saint Louis Art Museum, this is the first exhibition to see the best of the collection brought together in one location.

“Private collections by definition reflect the tastes and focus of the collector. In the case of Diane Jacobsen, we are fortunate that not only does she have a keen eye for quality, condition, and the appropriate frame, but she has actively collected works by female artists and artists of color, often overlooked in surveys of American art, offering our visitors a broader understanding of artistic production in America from its early days as a young country to the 20th century,” says Todd Herman, Ph.D., president and CEO at The Mint Museum.

The exhibition, presented by PNC Bank, begins with portraits by masters including Rembrandt Peale and Thomas Sully, before moving on to highlight the development of mid-19th-century landscape painting with works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, and others. Enticing images of fruits, flowers, and other delights by Severin Roesen, John Francis, Ferdinand Richardt, Elizabeth Williams, and Adelaide Coburne Palmer will be featured alongside trompe l’oeil (“deceives the eye”) examples by William Michael Harnett, John Haberle, and John Peto. Twentieth-century modernism and realism can be seen in works by artists ranging from Patrick Henry Bruce and Marsden Hartley to Paul Cadmus, Charmion von Wiegand, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Elizabeth Catlett, and Earnie Barnes.

The mission of The Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation to “carefully research and obtain American masterpieces” is abundantly represented in American Made, says Jonathan Stuhlman, Ph.D., senior curator of American art at the Mint.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Jacobsen and her team to bring this exhibition to life over the past few years,” Stuhlman says. “Dr. Jacobsen has built this collection with not only an incredible passion for teaching the public about American art, but with a sense of exploration and discovery, a keen eye, and incredible connoisseurship.”

The September 10 opening-day celebration will include a panel discussion with Diane Jacobsen, Ph.D., distinguished scholar, art collector, and chair of the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, along with Herman and Stuhlman.

American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection is generously presented in Charlotte by PNC Bank. Additional generous support is provided by The Dowd Foundation, Windgate Foundation, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, and The President’s Cup. The national tour of American Made is made possible by Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Schoelkopf Gallery, and Sotheby’s. Media partners are SouthPark magazine and WDAV 89.9.

“Since establishing a presence in North Carolina one decade ago, PNC has invested heavily to support the arts and the region’s thriving cultural community,” says Weston Andress, PNC Bank regional president for Western Carolinas. “Through our frequent collaborations with The Mint Museum, we’ve helped bring world-class exhibitions to the city of Charlotte, and we’re delighted to continue that tradition with American Made.”

Accompanying the show is a catalogue of the DeMell Jacobsen Collection of fine art that is principally authored by Elizabeth Heuer, Ph.D., with contributions from other leading scholars, edited by the Mint’s Jonathan Stuhlman, Ph.D., and published by D. Giles Ltd. It is available in The Mint Museum Store or online at store.mintmuseum.org.

Following its run at the Mint, the exhibition will travel to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee; the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida; the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas; and the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama.

Ticket Information
The Mint Museum exhibition is free for members and children ages 4 and younger; $15 for adults; $10 for seniors ages 65 and older; $10 for college students with ID; and $6 for youth ages 5–17. For museum hours, visit mintmuseum.org.

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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.

PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

The Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation
The Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting American art by carefully researching and obtaining American masterpieces, providing restoration, if necessary, and facilitating long-term loans to accredited major museums and traveling exhibitions. Created in 2011 as a 501(c)3 private operating foundation, the Foundation educates and stimulates creativity and teaches viewers about our nation’s rich artistic heritage with the goal of celebrating American art.

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