Charlotte, named one of the top 20 places to live in the country by U.S. News & World Report is a haven for art lovers, and there are dozens of galleries and museums where you can explore art in every medium and genre. Spend a day browsing the galleries (possibly even looking for something new for your own home!), or linger at some of the city’s top museums drinking in works by masters past and present.
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Whether you’re lucky enough to live here or you’re just visiting, you’ll want to check out some of the best art exhibits the city has to offer. Because there are so many, it’s not possible to list all the can’t-miss exhibits, but here are a few of our favorites.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture
This beautiful new building is a work of art in and of itself, and it gives a hint of the exciting collections and special exhibits to be found inside. The Gantt Center offers a mix of all types of art: dance, theater, music, film, and visual art. A current special exhibit that has art enthusiasts excited is Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes, which features recent paintings by the artist. The exhibit will be on display through July 8, 2017.
Mint Museum UPTOWN
Not one to shy away from exhibits that may give other Charlotte museums pause, Mint Museum UPTOWN always has something interesting to see. Past exhibits include Identity Theft: How a Cropsey Became a Gifford, The Height of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now, and Ornaments as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection. Don’t be too sad if you missed those as there are many fabulous current exhibits such as the very popular Portals to the Past: British Ceramics 1675-1825.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
If you’re lucky enough to visit this wonderful museum before June 5, 2017 then be sure to allow an appropriate amount of time to enjoy the exhibit titled Alberto Giacometti: 45 Drawings Portfolio. The artist created this important body of work as his own body was failing. He was dying of cancer, and this portfolio included reproductions of works created throughout his life. The description of the exhibit on the museum’s website says, “In this portfolio, we see an artist reckoning with his mortality, his life's work and the inevitable process of letting go, a beautiful and poignant love letter to the creative process.” It is a touching look at an artist saying goodbye to the beauty he created and the beauty around him.
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