New exhibits at the Mint Museum

10/19/2012 2:00 PM

10/19/2012 2:01 PM

Two new exhibitions at Mint Museum Uptown embrace American art from the early 1800s to today.

“The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art”: The show features portraits, landscapes and other paintings by Robert Weir, who taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for four decades in the mid-1800s, and his two sons. John Ferguson Weir established the art program at Yale University; Julian Alden Weir became one of the first American Impressionists. Through Jan. 20.

“Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver”: McIver of Durham left a faculty post at Arizona State University to care for her mentally disabled sister, Renee. Her paintings explore her relationship with her sister and her mother, who died in 2004. “All of my portraits are self-portraits,” McIver says in a statement. “I use the faces of others who reflect my most inner being.” Through Jan. 6.

Details: 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.

Entertainment Videos

Join the Discussion

Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service