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What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts? | June 17-23

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will screen director Doug Pray’s 2013 film “Levitated Mass” as part of the Modernism + Film series.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will screen director Doug Pray’s 2013 film “Levitated Mass” as part of the Modernism + Film series. Courtesy of the Bechtler

What to see

Visit the Bechtler on June 21 to see the film “Levitated Mass,” a documentary on Michael Heizer's awe-inspiring installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Doug Pray's film tells the story of the two-story tall, 340-ton granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the museum and mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. UNC College of Arts + Architecture Associate Professor Greg Snyder will give opening remarks.

What to do

At 6 p.m. June 20, the Mint Museum begins a family-friendly Celebration of Members at its Randolph Road location: Members and guests can tour “The Glamour & Romance of Oscar de la Renta,” see a screening of “The Devil Wears Prada” on the lawn, and there’ll be a food truck for picnic fare.

Each week, Grace Cote and Lia Newman offer Observer readers a to-do list on immersing yourself in visual arts around town. Newman is director/curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Cote is senior coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com).

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