Monday, February 6, 2012

A 'fairytale' partnership: The Mint Museum and North Carolina Dance Theatre

Continuing the deepening spirit of collaboration across Charlotte's
arts scene, The Mint Museum and North Carolina Dance Theatre are
partnering to offer ticket buyers and Mint members special access to
two fairytale-themed works.

Any ticket buyer to N.C. Dance Theatre's run of "Sleeping Beauty" can
present a stub or voucher to receive free admission to The Mint Museum
on Saturday, March 10 or Saturday, March 17 (a $10 per person value),
and see the Mint's new exhibition Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear, opening
March 3. And any member of The Mint Museum qualifies for a 25 percent
discount on tickets to "Sleeping Beauty."

"As with our previous collaborations with groups including the
Charlotte Symphony and Opera Carolina, this partnership offers a
chance for Charlotte audiences to see artistic themes explored in many
forms," said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of The Mint
Museum. "We are thrilled to offer another way to engage the community
in the areas of dance and visual art."

Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear, which will be on display through July 8
at Mint Museum Uptown, explores the work of Mark Newport, Kako Ueda,
and Mattia Biagia and other acclaimed artists and includes such iconic
images as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, superhero costumes,
insects, and skeletons. "Sleeping Beauty" tells the tale of a
beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and the triumph of good over
evil, set to an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky.

For more information about N.C. Dance Theatre or to purchase tickets,
visit For information about The Mint Museum and how to
become a member, visit


North Carolina Dance Theatre is a Charlotte-based ballet company
focused on performing, inspiring and educating through artistically
excellent programming. Led by internationally acclaimed President and
Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, NC Dance Theatre is known for
its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical
ballet to bold, contemporary works. In June 2010 NC Dance Theatre
moved to the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
in Uptown Charlotte. The Center houses the Company's administrative
offices, rehearsal space and School of Dance.


The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of
two dynamic facilities: the newly opened Mint Museum Uptown and the
historic Mint Museum Randolph. As the oldest art museum in North
Carolina, The Mint Museum offers its visitors a remarkable opportunity
to experience art through two facilities that feature a global
collection spanning over 4,500 years of human creativity.

Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, the
Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte's Eastover
neighborhood as the first art museum in North Carolina. Today,
intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the
ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, historic costume and
fashionable dress, European, African, and Asian art, among other
collections. Resources include a reference library with over 15,000
volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a Museum
Shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent
collection and special exhibitions.

The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Mint Museum
of Craft + Design, as well as outstanding collections of American,
contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti
Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility
combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to
provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural
experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte's burgeoning center
city, the Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center
for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of
Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and
Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. The Mint
Museum Uptown also features a range of visitor amenities, including
the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art
studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, check