This Week – July 20th – 26th

This week is a fairly slow week for art events, but there is still plenty of art to see. Here’s our suggestions:


Most galleries and museums are closed on Mondays, but the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is open! So if you find yourself uptown on Monday, head on it. The Art Books of Henri Matisse is still up, but we suggest checking out the outdoor sculptures, including Barbara Hepworth’s Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian), and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Firebird of course (you don’t even have to pay to see that one!), and the nearly 700 square foot brightly colored, geometric Sol LeWitt painting in the museum’s entranceway.

Barbara Hepworth, "Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian)"

Barbara Hepworth, “Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian)”


A couple of new exhibitions just opened. Each gallery has different hours so be sure to check their website before heading out:

Hidell Brooks
Sally King Benedict: Facing View and Kate Long Stevenson: Variations On An Untitled Theme
These exhibitions are up through August 29.

Kate Long Stevenson, "x"

Kate Long Stevenson, “x”

New Gallery of Modern Art
Summer Soiree is on view, featuring Hunt Slonem, Mattia Biagi, James Verbicky, Robert Mars, Rainer Lagemann, Isaac Payne, Carlos Rolon Dzine, Linda Brown, Maja Godlewska & Shaun Cassidy


Courtesy New Gallery of Modern Art

The Light Factory
The super diverse Members’ Exhibition is on display through August 6. See a variety of techniques, styles, and levels of photographers all in one exhibition space.

LaCa Projects
Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking features seven different artists. LaCa recently expanded their hours, adding more options to catch their awesome exhibitions.

Courtesy LaCa Projects

Courtesy LaCa Projects


VTG CLT Summer Market
VTG CLT hosts their 4th Annual Summer Market this Saturday at a warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon Street. The event is from 11am-6pm and you should definitely plan to spend a few hours browsing and shopping as there will be 80 local vintage & handmade vendors.

Admission is free. If you just have to get in early, pay $5 and begin shopping at 10am on Saturday. Or, even better, go to the Friday evening from 6-9pm for a VIP event. Your ticket gets you early access to the vendors, a limited edition tote bag, complimentary pint from Sycamore Brewing, snacks from Fit You Meals and Heirloom, and the chance to bid on silent auction items from sponsored by Green Teacher Network Charlotte.There will be a beer garden (Sycamore Brewing), coffee (The Daily Press CLT) and food (Juan Taco TruckBleu Barn Bistro and King of Pops – Charlotte).

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