North Carolina native William Ivey Long is one of the most renowned theatrical costume designers working today. This exhibition, organized by The Mint Museum, explores Long's most recent work, from 2007 to today. It features the theatrical productions The Lost Colony (redesigned 2007–2008), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013), Little Dancer (2014), and On the Twentieth Century (2015), as well as the television specials Grease Live! (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016). Focusing on Long's process, it features sketches, swatches, mood boards, and other preparatory materials in addition to the costumes themselves. Because costume design is not an area in which the Mint collects, it provides visitors with exposure to this form of art and allow for comparison of the different goals of theatrical costume and fashion. The exhibition is co-curated by Annie Carlano and Rebecca Elliot.
Join us for creative art-making on Wednesday afternoons as we venture into the museum exhibitions for inspiration, and create 2D and 3D projects in the studios. Through both teacher-led and self-directed explorations of materials, students will develop skills, gain confidence, and have a blast!
Eight Wednesdays, October 11 - December 6, 5 – 6:30 p.m. | RANDOLPH
***No class on Wednesday, November 22
Little artists and their adult companions explore the museum galleries and create art in this playful class centered on creativity, fine-motor skills, and confidence-building. Explore different media and try out new art-making techniques in each class, including drawing, painting, cutting, and constructing.
Red Yellow Blue: Go on a color hunt in the Italian Renaissance gallery, and experiement with mixing paints to create a colorful masterpiece of your own!
Ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult.
You can also purchase a class pass for October - January. Click here to find out how!
As John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels, comes to a close, this illustrated talk about NC native son John Thomas Biggers of Gastonia will explore a more intimate look at the artist through the eyes of B.E. Noel. Noel is an art consultant, art educator, fine art dealer, owner of Noel Art Liaison, Inc., former Mint Museum trustee and Spirit Award recipient. She will share her professional insights and delightful personal anecdotes on the artist, painter, print-maker, muralist, sculptor, storyteller, griot, esteemed professor and North Carolina native son John Thomas Biggers, PhD.
Following the talk, a curator-led tour will be given of the featured exhibition by Jon Stuhlman, PhD, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Guests also will view a small display of works-on-easel by local visual artists responding to John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels.
Six Wednesdays*, October 25-December 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | UPTOWN
***No class on Wednesday, November 22.
This series of evening classes will explore both traditional and experimental approaches to figure drawing, using a variety of media, and will be held in the studio and in the museum galleries. Tuition includes materials and model fees. For beginning to intermediate artists.
Ages 18+. Tuition per 6 week session: $180 / $135 Mint members. Pre-registration required at mintmuseum.org/happenings or call 704.337.2107.
Join a local practicing artist to begin or continue honing your photography skills. All materials will be provided.
Saturday, October 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mint Uptown
FREE for teens with NexGen registration. Register HERE.
A fan of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? Want to participate in a discussion about this classic tale, but not in a book club? Join us! After the discussion, take a docent-led tour of the Portals to the Past: British ceramics exhibition. See selected works of art that help bring to life the historic events, cultural influences and lifestyles represented in this work. Children over 12 welcome.
It's party time in the Mint studios! Go on an after-hours tour of our modern collection, enjoy an adult beverage with a friend, and create your own tape resist painting. This isn't your average "sip & paint" class - plan to dress for a mess and bring your creativity! Registration includes admission, art materials, and instruction. BYO beer or wine, no liquor permitted. The Mint will provide cups, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. 21+
Join us for the Young Affiliates of the Mint's Fall Ball 2017: Under the Big Top! This year, our signature ball will be a celebration of performance arts in our community with some surprises in store. Come dance the night away to live music, dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres, and delight in the spectacular on the magnificent lawn of Mint Museum Randolph. All proceeds from this event will be used to offset the cost of Charlotte-Mecklenburg student tours at the Mint.
Its family time at the Mint! Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, and family yoga sessions.
This month, celebrate art and culture from all over the globe, and get crafty.