Exhibitions to See in Charlotte This Month
Selections from Discovery Place, Mint Museum, and other venues across the city
Learn all about bugs at the Bug Lab exhibit at Discovery Place.
Photo courtesy of Te Papa
African American Miners in North Carolina (Feb. 2-23)
Learn about the origins and impact of slavery in Cabarrus County, and the benefits of slave labor to Reed Gold Mine. $2, children 7 and younger admitted free. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-721-4653.
Hank Willis Thomas: What We Ask Is Simple (Through March 2)
Screen-printed onto retro-reflective vinyl and mounted on an aluminum composite material, Hank Willis Thomas’ latest body of work depicts protests and the direct actions of 20th-century social movements: the civil rights movement, women’s suffrage, the American Indian movement, and the Stonewall riots – among others. $7-$9, includes museum admission. Children 5 and younger admitted free. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.
Arts and Orchids (Through March 3)
A juried collection of botanical art and illustrations by students in Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration. Experience the surprising diversity of living things whose lives are intimately interconnected with plants. From food and pollination to shelter and seed scattering, Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between plants and other organisms. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6.95-$12.95, includes garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 5500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Bechtler Unseen: Works From the 50s and 60s (Through March 17)
See more than 100 works from the Bechtler collection that have never been on view to the public from well-known artists, including but not limited to Joan Miró, Georges Braque, Jean (Hans) Arp and Pablo Picasso. $5-$9, children 10 and under admitted free. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.
African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization and Style (Through April 28)
See popular garments, runway fashions designed by Africa’s newest generation of couturiers and styles favored in Africa’s urban centers. $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger, included in admission. 704-337-2000. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road.
Through This Lens (Through April 30)
A look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience. $6-$10, children 5 and younger free. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.
Bug Lab (Through May 5)
Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. $13-$17, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission., Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.
Under Construction: Collage From the Mint Museum (Through Aug. 18)
The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic medium of collage. Mint Museum of Art Uptown, Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St. $6-$15, includes museum admission. Free for children 4 and younger.
Welcome to Brookhill (Through Sept. 1)
See a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what how this Charlotte neighborhood is home to many. $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.
Creepy Nature (Through May 31, 2020)
Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders. $6-$7, includes museum admission. Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.