The evening of April 3rd was a special one for Founders' Circle and the Mint Museum community! After many months of planning and fundraising, donors were invited to celebrate Nancy Callan's incredible new installation. 



Longtime Founders' Circle members, Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro, opened their home to give members a chance to view their outstanding personal collection and personally welcome Todd A. Herman, Ph.D. to the Queen City and the Mint Museum. 



Founders' Circle members enjoyed an exclusive Founders' Hour tour of African-Print Fashion Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalization, And Style with Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Design, Craft, and Fashion on Thursday, November 29. It was an hour filled with vibrant beauty and education on this interesting, cuturally important textile. 



Founders' Circle and the Young Affiliates got to experience an exclusive evening of demonstrations, libations and blown glass beauty at Charlotte's only glass focused gallery, Hot Glass Alley.



Founders' Circle members enjoyed an exclusive preview of Rachel Meginnes and Thomas Schmidt's new exhibition MAKE/SHIFT at Hodges Taylor on September 20th. 



The second Founders' Hour was a great success visiting the beautiful Marvin, NC home of Verna and Frank Witt.



A benefit of being a Founders' Circle member is exclusive access to artists and happenings in the arts community! On Saturday, July 28, our members had the opportunity to spend the day in Greenville, SC at Alice Ballard's studio. 



The first Founders' Hour event was a great success! Members and their guests met at Gary Rautenstrauch and Deborah Halliday's home in SouthPark for 90 minutes of good wine, good conversation and a little good, old fashioned competition.



Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion at The Mint Museum, is recently back from New York City where she discovered an abundance of excellent museum and gallery exhibitions happening this summer. Here are Annie's Top 4 Can't Miss Opportunities if you find yourself in the Big Apple over the next few months!



The Board of Directors would like to thank all Founders' Circle members who participated in the 2018 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 23 at The Mint Museum Uptown (MMU). Following the meeting, members were treated to a detailed explanation of the newly displayed Elizabeth Alexander pieces by Curator Annie Carlano before enjoying the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection on the third floor of MMU.