Discover These Family Exhibits in the Greater Charlotte Area
A protective mother rests with her cub while scanning the Manitoba landscape for danger from male polar bears. See this image and more at the Lions and Tigers and Bears: Through the Lens With National Geographic exhibition at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, Feb. 3-March 31
Photo by Paul Nicklen/National Geographic
Lions and Tigers and Bears: Through the Lens with National Geographic. (Feb. 3-March 31).
The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Monday-Saturday., 9am-5pm; and Sunday, 1-5pm. $4-$7, includes museum admission. 704-866-6900. Featuring multi-year coverage from National Geographic photographers, this exhibition attests to the wildness and beauty of lions, tigers and bears. schielemuseum.org.
By and About Women: The Collection of Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Dr. Carnell Locke. (Feb. 3-July 29). The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $7-$9, includes museum admission. 704-547-3700. See selected works from the Locke collection that were either created by female artists or feature women as the subject. ganttcenter.org.
Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion. (Through Feb. 4).
Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Thursday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; and Sunday, 1-5pm. $6-$15, includes museum admission. 704-337-2000. See 21st-century long gowns, cocktail attire and wedding dresses created by Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs and other renowned designers. mintmuseum.org.
Cabinet of Curiosities. (Through March 3). Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday 10am-3pm. Free. 704-922-7681. Explore unique objects from the museum collection, some never seen before and others that a just a bit odd. gastoncountymuseum.org.
Da Vinci’s Machines. (Through May 6).
Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; and Sunday, noon-5pm. $13-$17, includes museum admission. 704-372-6261. This interactive exhibit features 75 machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci including an assault tank, submarine, parachute, scuba-diving tank and robot. science.discoveryplace.org.
Charlotte’s Road to Revolution. (Through June 6).
The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. 11am-5pm. $7-$10. 704-568-1774. View 17 original oil paintings by Charlotte artist Dan Nance, 20 interpretive panels and 18th-century antiques that tell the story of Charlotte’s earliest days, including the Catawba Nation; settlement of the area by Europeans immigrants and African enslaved people; and Charlotte’s role in the Revolutionary War. charlottemuseum.org.
Year of the Engineer (Through Sept. 3).
Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; and Sunday, noon-5pm. $13-$17, includes museum admission. 704-372-6261. Year of the Engineer celebrates the creativity and imagination of engineers, and includes the opening of an all-new Thinker Space lab and exhibition Think It Up, along with the premiere of “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” in the IMAX Dome Theatre. science.discoveryplace.org.