The Mint Museum

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There are a lot of reasons why I love living in Charlotte, and The Mint Museum is one of them. Super impressive exhibitions and permanent galleries aside, they have a ton of really cool events and programs for members. Like yoga in their gorgeous atrium, cultural nights where they share different types of dancing from around the world, art classes, workshops, and more.

The Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte

Mint Museum, Location: Charlotte NC, Architect: Machado and Silvetti

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One of my all  time favorite exhibitions was the "Women of Abstract Expressionism" show. It was phenomenal.

Excerpt from the museum's website:

"Women of Abstract Expressionism is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the groundbreaking women artists affiliated with the Abstract Expressionist movement during its seminal years, between 1945 and 1960. Organized by the Denver Art Museum , this important project brings together approximately 50 major works of art by twelve of the key women involved with the movement on both the East and West Coasts. The large-scale, colorful, and energy-filled canvases in the show, lent by major museums, private collectors, and artist estates, are certain to thrill and inspire museum visitors. Women of Abstract Expressionism includes canvases by such well-known artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and Grace Hartigan, as well as works by their colleagues Perle Fine, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Getchoff, Deborah Remington, Ethel Schwabacher, Mary Abbott, and Judith Godwin, whose work is currently gaining renewed appreciation. The exhibition focuses on the expressive freedom of direct gesture and innovative artistic process that was at the core of the movement, while exploring each artist’s highly personal response to particular memories and experiences."

The Women of Abstract Expressionism  - Mint Museum

The Women of Abstract Expressionism  - Mint Museum  The Women of Abstract Expressionism  - Mint Museum

Women of Abstract Expressionism

{images of the museum not taken by me were borrowed from the Mint's website and Pinterest}