This Week: November 24 – 30

Happy Monday! We hope you enjoy this short week, gluttonous eating, and a time of reflection for all the good in your lives.

If you find yourself needing an activity (or a break!) during your time off work, we have plenty of recommendations for what you should do. There aren’t many events on our calendar, but there are art exhibitions a-plenty that could use your visit!

The Gaillard Cut, Alson Skinner Clark (American, 1876-1949), 1913. Oil on canvas. Private collection

The Gaillard Cut, Alson Skinner Clark (American, 1876-1949), 1913. Oil on canvas. Private collection

Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100

Mint Museum UPTOWN Nov 01 2014 – Feb 01 2015

This exhibition marks the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal, and brings together the work of American artists who drew and painted the canal’s construction.

The museum also commissioned North Carolina artist Mel Chin to create a new work: “These fresh perspectives on the canal and its legacy are particularly meaningful in light of the fact that an effort to significantly expand the canal is currently underway, and is tied to the development of many projects in the continental United States, such as the construction of an intermodal transportation hub at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.”

Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 8.58.47 AMThe Firebird: Celebrating Five Years in Charlotte
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Fourth-floor gallery, September 10, 2014 – February 18, 2015
The Firebird: Celebrating Five Years in Charlotte highlights the presence of the Firebird from its 2009 installation on the Bechtler plaza to its current popularity with the public and myriad photo seekers. The 17-foot whimsical sculpture was created in 1991 by Niki de Saint Phalle and is covered from top to bottom in pieces of mirrored and colored glass.
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40 and Counting: Celebrating Forty Years at the Gantt Center Through Art, Culture and Community

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, July 1, 2014 – January 19, 2015

40 And Counting includes works shown previously in sixteen very different exhibitions, and includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, African art, textiles, photography and even public art.

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