Both locations of The Mint Museum are free to visit every Wednesday after 5 p.m.
In addition, Mint Museum Uptown will host Live at the Mint, a varied program of art performances and discussions.
Live at the Mint 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 program takes place each Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from January 15th, to February 26th, 2020.
Live at the Mint is free to attend.
Charlotte Ballet preview of Innovative Works
Charlotte Ballet offers a 15-minute preview of Innovative Works: Beyond the Mint, their winter program in which dances are inspired by the Mint’s exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint. Performance at 6:30 PM, reprised at 8 PM.
Coined in the South: A Discussion with Winners and Jurors
Coined in the South Jurors Adam Justice, Jonell Logan, and Marilyn Zapf will be joined on a panel by artists Johannes Barfield (winner, Atrium Health Best in Show award), Katie St. Clair (winner, Young Affiliate of the Mint’s Choice award), and Ken West (winner, People’s Choice award). The event begins at 6:30 with mingling at the cash bar and then, a conversation and audience Q&A from 7:00 – 8:00.
Performance by Charlotte Symphony Musicians
5 members from the Charlotte Symphony perform works in conjunction with the Mint special exhibition Immersed in Light including Phillip Glass’s Quartet No. 2, Songs and Poems (5th movement), and Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. 20-minute performance starts at 6:30 PM, reprised at 8 PM.
Charlotte Storytellers reprise their heavily attended October 20, 2019 evening with stories composed in response to the Mint Museum Uptown’s special exhibitions.
Coined in the South: Quilting Together a Community
Artist-educator and QuilterBeverly Smith will share her unique quilted wall tapestry works featured in the exhibition Coined in the South as well as other sewn creations during an intimate artist conversation. The chat will be followed by a special performance by the Tropical Flavor Band, a steel drum band with vocalists presenting jazzy cultural island sounds.
Southeastern premiere of Redoubt by Matthew Barney
Southeast premier of Redoubt, Matthew Barney’s new film.
Angels to Anathema: What to do when artists behave badly
A panel discussion considering how to consider admiring and enjoying work by makers who behave badly in their private lives. In collaboration with the Sphere Series.