The Mint Museum to close for three weeks to curb Covid-19 spread
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charlotte, N.C. (January 13, 2021)—The Mint Museum will close both its locations to the public, effective Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Feb. 2, in response to Mecklenburg County’s directive encouraging residents to stay home unless for essential activities. Though the museum is not required to close, this is a preemptive measure to help curb the community spread of Covid-19.
“As we work with county officials to minimize the spread, the safety of visitors and staff is paramount,” says Mint president and CEO Todd A. Herman, PhD.
Any tickets that had been purchased for time slots during this three-week period can be either refunded or used at another time when the museum re-opens. Both locations of the Mint Museum Store will also be closed; however, the store’s newly launched e-commerce site will remain open, with shipping, curbside pick-up (at Mint Museum Uptown) and free-gift-wrap options available. New items are being added to the online store daily. Customers can also call the store at 704-337-2061 to place an order directly.
And while the Mint won’t be able to have in-person visitors over the next few weeks, you can still get your art fix on The Mint Museum from Home site, which is full of virtual offerings, such as curator-led gallery tours, create-at-home activities, community conversations and artist Q&As.
The Mint’s first online exhibition, Expanding the Pantheon: Women R Beautiful is also available. The exhibition features 26 striking photographs of New York City-based photographer Ruben Natal-San Miguel, who aims to introduce a new range of beauty for our consideration.
The Mint will continue to stay connected with our community with weekly newsletters and social media posts. We thank you for your continued support.
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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