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Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum

Date: December 01, 2018 - August 18, 2019

Mint Museum Uptown
Charlotte, NC United States

Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum, draws together nearly 100 works from the museum’s Modern & Contemporary Collection. It is the museum’s first exhibition to focus on this dynamic, engaging medium. It explores not only classic collages including those by Romare Bearden, but also the wide range of ways in which the technique has inspired artists and impacted other forms of art, from painting and printmaking to photography and assemblage. Featuring more than 30 international artists, Under Construction will explore the growth and impact of the collage technique from the 1950s to the present. It will include more than a dozen works by Bearden, as well as examples by such notable artists as Sam Gilliam, Robert Motherwell, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Shepard Fairey, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. Visitors will be able to discover how eight inventive contemporary artists have continued to mine the medium recent years in a section titled “New Directions.” Although drawn primarily from the rich holdings of The Mint Museum, this exhibition will also include special loans from private collections.