These fun, interactive bilingual (Spanish/English) mornings incorporate music, plays, and stories geared specially for families with children ages 0-6. All families interested in raising bilingual and globally-minded children are welcome!
Information & Amenities
Admission:Admission Details: $5, Less than $10
Age Range:Toddlers (up to 5)
Facility Amenities:Parking on site
Payment Methods:American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Type:Art, Children's Event, Dance, Literary & Storytelling, Music & Concerts
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.
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!
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.