Mint Museum

Arts & Culture
11:08 am
Thu January 15, 2015

What's The Panama Canal Have To Do With Charlotte? Mint Museum Explains

Jon Stuhlman gives a tour of the Panama Canal exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown.
Credit Michael Tomsic

Art, the Panama Canal and the Charlotte economy intersected at the Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday night. The museum’s exhibit featuring paintings of the canal’s construction 100 years ago served as a backdrop for a discussion of Charlotte’s role in the global shipping industry – and how that role is growing.

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10:38 am
Mon January 6, 2014

After 70 Years In Boxes, Photos By Charlotte Woman Find Place At Mint, Met

At 93, Charlotte resident Sonia Handelman Meyer is exhibiting photos she took in 1940s New York in her first major exhibition at the Mint Museum Randolph.
Credit Briana Duggan

In 1940s New York City there was a group of young idealistic photographers that called themselves the New York Photo League. They took to the streets to document the city’s inequality with the hope of changing it. Photos from the League are now on display at the Mint Museum Randolph through June 29.

Photographs taken by Charlotte resident Sonia Handelman Meyer are the focus of the exhibit, but the real story is how they got there.

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4:06 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

New Exhibit To Boost Mint's Randolph Road Location

The work of American painter Richard Caton Woodville (including this self-portrait) is on display at the Mint Museum Randolph beginning June 28.
Julie Rose

While much of Charlotte's fine art focus is Uptown with the city's new museum complex, officials at the Mint are shifting their attention back to their roots. The first major painting exhibit to come to the Mint's original home on Randolph Road in more than six years opens this weekend.

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Arts & Life
2:48 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Iconic Paintings Recreated With Garbage At Mint

VIK MUNIZ. Brazilian, 1961- The Birth of Venus, after Botticelli (Pictures of Junk) 2008 digital chromogenic print
Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York City. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

An exhibit of famous paintings re-created using garbage opened this weekend at the Mint Museum Uptown.

Look closely at the reworking of Botticelli's iconic "Birth of Venus" and you'll notice that in place of Venus's long flowing hair are old frayed ropes.

“Venus is rising out of the half-shell of the sea,” says curator Carla Hanzal. “Here’s another Venus that’s literally rising out of a sea of garbage.”

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