Thursday, January 5, 2012

Window at the Mint

8x10, oil on canvas panel

The Mint Museum was first opened in 1936, and it was the first art museum in North Carolina!  It was originally a US Mint which is, or course, responsible for its name.  A new Mint Museum has been added to uptown Charlotte and it is wonderful, but I still love the old Mint.  The new Mint is arts and crafts.  There is a turned bowl by Matt Moultrop, a former student of mine.  The Moultrop turned wooden bowls began with Matt's grandfather, who was also a lawyer.  His son, also a lawyer, began making the bowls, and now his son, Matt, has carried on the family tradition.

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