Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Designer Trina Turk to visit The Mint Museum October 15

Trina Turk, fashion, textile, and accessories designer, will share her passion for mid-century modern at the Fall Enrichment Forum: Passion for Fashion hosted by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. The fundraiser features Turk's talk, entitled "Mid-Century Modern Musings," as well as a fashion show and reception in Mint Museum Uptown's Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium.

WHEN: Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

WHO: Mint Museum Auxiliary
Sponsored by The Private Bank at Wells Fargo and Sloan Boutique

Trina Turk is both inspired by and represents the California lifestyle – optimistic, progressive, accessible, effortless, colorful, and confident. Known for her use of dynamic colors and signature prints, her ready-to-wear, accessory, and home collections are influenced by her love of vintage as well as modernist and graphic arts, and mid-century modern architecture.

Mint Museum Auxiliary:
The Mint Museum Auxiliary is a leading, innovative affiliate organization dedicated to generating funds to support inspiring educational offerings for the community and significant acquisitions for the museum's permanent collection. To find out more about ticket sales, visit

The Mint Museum

As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, groundbreaking exhibitions, and riveting educational programs. The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte's Eastover neighborhood as the state's first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, 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 cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte's burgeoning center city, 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. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide 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, visit the NEW
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