Arts and Entertainment
|Add culture to your lunch break|
|Charlotte arts campus launches tours|
|Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:00 am|
|Docent-led lunch tours of the Mint Museum, Gantt Center and Bechtler Museum will be held the third Thursday of each month.|
Redefine your lunch break.
Starting March 17, the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Mint Museum Uptown and the Bechtler Museum of Modern art will offer free 30-minute docent-led lunchtime tours on the third Thursday of each month.
“We have many wonderful pieces in our collection already,” John Boyer, CEO and President of the Bechtler said. “It’s an expression of the full breadth of the kinds of exhibitions our collection, not only allows, but frankly, encourages.”
With the theme changing every three months, the initial theme focuses on current trends: “Trending Now? What’s Happening? What’s Hot?” Tours also run on April 21 and May 19. On June 16, the theme changes to “Zoom In-Zoom Out: Changing Perspectives,” and runs on July 21 as well as August 18.
Officials at the Gantt, Mint and Bechtler – members of the Levine Center for the Arts campus – want to stimulate curiosity among visitors in the heart of the city. As a part of the #LongLiveArts initiative, which includes Blumenthal Arts, the collaboration invites people to get out of the office, away from the computer, and into the heartbeat of creativity in the Queen City.
“We are deeply committed to art, education, impact, and creativity,” Kathleen V. Jameson, President and CEO of The Mint Museum said. “I hope that gives you a taste of what we’re all about.”
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