America's Most Artistic Towns
By: Lily Rogers
Charlotte’s current art events calendar brims with ballet, theater, cultural gatherings, opera, museum exhibits, and myriad shows and scenes. The Arts and Science Council makes sure the community stays aloft with grants, programs, and educational opportunities. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features the family-built collection that encompasses a lot of midcentury modern European art. The Mint Museums, both Uptown and Randolph, are internationally and domestically focused, with pieces that range from modern sculpture to decorative arts to its exciting fashion collection. Blumenthal Performing Arts has been bringing top-notch performances to Charlotte since the early 1990s, and offers a potent infusion of culture into the community through its education department, staged works, and collaborations with area programs.