Mint reduces admission with food donation

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This just in from the folks at The Mint Museum:

Bring a canned good to The Mint Museum and receive $1 off admission! The food drive will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Best, Elizabeth

The Mint Museum Offers Reduced Admission for Food Donations Museum asks for community’s help to restock local food bank

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 18, 2008) ? This winter Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup Cans won’t be the only food items on view at The Mint Museum. Through February 15, 2009, visitors to the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design will receive $1 off admission when they bring in a canned good or other non-perishable food item. The food drive will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

“With the struggling economy and the holidays around the corner, we would like to do as much as we can in helping keep Second Harvest stocked,” said Elizabeth Isenhour, Marketing & Public Relations Manager. “Offering reduced admission is a great way to get the community involved in giving back.”

The Mint Museum of Art is exhibiting Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends through February 15. The exhibition spans the artist’s career from the 1950s through 1986, and features key early works from landmark series such as Endangered Species, Flowers, Jews, Myths, Muhammad Ali and Space Fruits from the Bank of America Collection.

The special exhibition Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection is on display through January 4 at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. One of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary studio jewelry in the world, Ornament as Art features jewelry made from materials ranging from gold and sapphires to television bulbs and No. 2 pencils.

For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org.

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