Charlotte’s Mint Museum – Vote for Art!

With a few hours before the Toyota experience at NASCAR to explore Charlotte, I found myself ditching the brilliant idea I had of seeing all of Charlotte in a few hours (Hello, impossible!) and focusing on where my feet could take me. The Mint Museum Uptown was one such spot.

They’re doing this neat project called Vote for Art aimed at educating the public on the electoral process and the process of building upon a world-class art collection. The Mint Museum has six specially-chosen works of art on view in the museum that the public can cast votes on. It plans to acquire the winner(s) of the vote and add them to its permanent collection.

These are the six pieces in the project.

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Top row (left to right): The Birth of Venus, after Botticelli (Pictures of Junk) by Vik Muniz; Dora’s Dance by Beverly McIver; Before Midnight by Mattia Biagi.

Bottom row (left to right): Porcupine Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz; Slice Chair Paper by Mathias Bengtsson; Wood Branches, Diversity n. 17 (prototype) by Nacho Carbonell.

I took a screenshot on the museum website, so you’ll have to get more information on them there!

Voting runs through November 9th, so if you happen to be in Charlotte, make sure to stop by and check these exhibits out! I don’t want to sway your vote, but my picks (you can submit three) went to The Birth of Venus made of junk, the Cinderella coach made of tar, and the chair made of paper.

Which of these Mint Museum pieces would win your vote?

Other pieces I enjoyed during my visit to the Mint Museum:

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Update: The three I voted for were WINNERS. See the “Vote for Art” election results: here!