October 19, 2012

New exhibits at the Mint Museum

Exhibition features portraits by Durham artist Beverly McIver

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.

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