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January Issue 2005
Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC, Honors Harry and Mary Dalton's Contributions with Exhibition
2005 marks two anniversaries for the Mint Museum of Art: the donation of the Harry and Mary Dalton Collection and the 1985 addition of the Dalton Wing that tripled the size of the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. The special commemorative exhibition, The Harry and Mary Dalton Collection: An Anniversary Celebration, will feature over 100 paintings and works on paper and will be on display from Jan. 29 through Mar. 20, 2005.
and their family have a long history of giving to the museum and
the community. The donation of the Dalton Collection comprised
nearly two-hundred works of art from which will be selected the
celebratory exhibition. Generous donors and collectors, the late
Harry and Mary Dalton were community leaders with a passion for
art and education. The gift of their art collection served as
the impetus behind the mid-1980s expansion campaign that resulted
in the "new" Mint Museum of Art being built with its
gleaming glass facade facing Randolph Road. The Dalton Wing provided
the museum with numerous galleries for the permanent collection,
a two-storied atrium, two new libraries, classrooms, increased
art storage, offices and mechanical spaces.
The Harry and Mary Dalton Collection: An Anniversary Celebration will present paintings, works on paper and decorative art items from the Dalton Collection along with archival materials that recall momentous occasions that were part of the excitement of expansion for the Mint Museum of Art. The gift of the Dalton Collection proved a significant benchmark in the museum's history and served as a catalyst for later donations and collection growth. Harry and Mary Dalton created a legacy that continues to shine forth into the future of the Mint Museum of Art.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 704/337-2000 or at (www.mintmuseum.org).
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