Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley, hanging out in "Our Big Backyard" or exploring the Paw Paw Nature Trail.
The mid-nineteenth was a time for evolution, expansion and innovation for American ceramics. On view in this exhibit are works of art from the museum’s permanent collection, selected to illustrate the variety of American wares produced in the second and third quarters of the nineteenth century. The objects range from the unadorned to the ornamented and include examples from prominent manufacturers and craftsmen active during this time period.
A collection of art forms showcasing the vast cultural, physical, historical and religious diversity that can be found across the African continent.
The exhibit features examples of European ceramics and other works from the museum's permanent collection, which were inspired by classical antiquities.
Selections from the museum’s recent exhibition, A Thriving Tradition: 75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Pottery, are supplemented by more highlights from the museum’s permanent collection.
This exhibition features Maya traditional clothing, including fashions of the Kaqchikel, Ixil, K’iche’, Mam, Tz’utujil, Chuj, Awakatek, Jakaltek and Poqomchi’ from Guatemala, and Tzotzil and Tzeltal from Chiapas, Mexico.
MeckMin in partnership with Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte offers a free, weekly noon meditation (15 minutes of meditation introduction, 30 mins of meditation followed by 15 mins of Q&A). Add some peace of mind to your hectic week. Appropriate for beginners through seasoned meditators. The Dharma Leaders from Insight Meditation share a profound awareness of the significance of meditation and the power of mindfulness All faith backgrounds welcome – presented in an educational environment. Freehttp://www.meckmin.org/weekly-noon-meditation/
Be Kids provides a safe, fun and supportive environment for kids to explore the science of yoga. Each class is structured to allow your child to explore their own strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Through playful activities, there will be opportunities to develop focus and concentration, release energy, encourage imagination and relax. Be Kids will help your child develop confidence, self-respect, and respect for others. Recommended for ages 6-10. Cost: $10 student drop in class or get a class package $10http://beyogaandwellness.com/events-2-be-yoga-charlotte/
CineMINT brings the best of Latin film to Charlotte. With screenings taking place in spring, and fall, each program will showcase those films that go unseen by most of America. Spanish with English subtitles. Most shows offer authentic food, drinks, and in some programs, a panel discussion after the screening. CineMINT PRESENTS: MA MA In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends. Starring Penelope Cruz. Spanish film. $5 at the doorhttp://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/1149/cinemint-latin-film-series-2/
Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte Practice instructions for those new to meditation at 7pm. Silent 30 minute mindfulness meditation at 7:30pm followed by a dharma talk and discussion. IMC Charlotte is dedicated to the practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and Lovingkindness (Metta) practice. Persons of all faiths and beliefs who seek freedom of heart and mind are welcome. We also study and practice Mindfulness with the intention of integrating wisdom and manifesting compassion in all aspects of our lives. Park Road Baptist Church, Milford Chapel, 3900 Park Rd Free. Donations welcome.http://www.IMCCharlotte,org
60+ vendors from Charlotte and surrounding areas. Handmade crafts, holiday gifts, huge bake sale, free door prizes, BBQ--eat in or take out. Proceeds to benefit local, national, and international missions. Sponsored by the St. Stephen United Methodist Women. Free admissionhttp://www.ststephenumc.net
The Cross-Mat Mandala Class is a Universal Yoga method that skillfully integrates asanas, vinyasas, & turns on the mat with pranayamas, mantras and internal awareness. Two mats crossed in a “plus sign” allow for more creative freedom, a wider array of sequencing patterns and greater efficiency of practice. The class is intelligently paced and open to any level of practitioner. It is a method of practice that supports supple-stability of the body, wise use of energy and clarity of mind. Investment: $20 Cancellations must be received a minimum of 24 hours in advance to receive a refund. $20http://beyogaandwellness.com/events-2-be-yoga-charlotte/
The exhibit features a selection of fine and decorative European arts from the museum's permanent collection.