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
(April 13-Dec. 31). Dive into these crustacean’s habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet. $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
(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 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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Through Sept. 8). This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations, and all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved to be of significant interest to the Bechtler family. $5-$9, children younger than 10 free, includes museum admission. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.
(Through Dec. 1). See tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler holds excellent examples of textiles by Alexander Calder, Le Corbusier, Pablo Picasso and more. $5-$9, children younger than 10 free, includes museum admission. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon St.
(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.
Tiffany Wolff is the Charlotte Parent calendar editor.