Mint Museum Uptown may be closed for renovations this summer but don't—we repeat—DON'T PANIC. You now have the perfect the excuse to get reacquainted with their Randolph location! Between its scenic, sprawling grounds on the outside and mind-blowing masterpieces on the inside, it's sure to satisfy any art-lover. Catch a movie on the lawn during their Film + Fashion Series, shop local, find your flow or see some of the museum's most popular mainstays.
Pro-tip? The museum offers free admission on Wednesday evenings from 5p to 9p!
Feed your mind, body and soul with outdoor yoga classes at Mint Museum Randolph. Find your zen outside, then head into the museum to take advantage of free Wednesday evening admission!
See 'Pride and Prejudice' come to life on this docent-led tour of the Portals to the Past: British Ceramics Exhibit. Discuss the classic and experience the art and culture represented in the book.
Nature is just a hop and a skip away, and it's conveniently placed around one of Charlotte's most important historical buildings. Explore the beauty of the gardens and grounds surrounding the Mint Museum Randolph. On a warm day, these expansive and tranquil grounds are the perfect spot for you, your pooch and a picnic.
Get face to face with the woman who gave the Queen City its name. Pay a visit to Queen Charlotte (alongside a variety of other notable beauties) at the "Portals to the Past" exhibit.
Discuss the Oprah Book Club fave, "The Invention of Wings," before seeing works of art that'll bring the book to life.
If you haven't yet seen the Mint's newest exhibit showcasing the incredible work of Oscar de la Renta, now's your time! Curated by André Leon Talley, this is about as glam as it gets. View dozens of stunning fashions created during the span of de la Renta's life, including jaw-dropping designs created during his time in Spain, Paris and New York. Be sure to catch this awe-inspiring exhibit before it closes on August 19!
Pick out the perfect piece of pottery during the 14th annual Potters Market Invitational. Marvel at the masterpieces while you shop local, perusing over 65 different North Carolina potters. Grab a drink from the bar and get to know the artists behind these incredible pieces.
Grab your most elegant blanket, grab some free popcorn and kick back on the lawn to catch a special screening of the new documentary, "The Gospel According to André". Focusing on André Leon Talley, the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine and curator of the Mint's own special Oscar de la Renta exhibition.
Pack a picnic and grab your seat on the lawn for the high fashion flick, "The September Issue". Enjoy a cash bar, live music, and tours of the Oscar de la Renta exhibit during this installment of the Film + Fashion series. The best part? It's totally free!