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Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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42 the THAT'S TICKET From awe-inspiring museums and eclectic galleries to premier concert halls and bohemian clubs, Charlotte's arts scene invites exploration. By Michael J. Solender Charlotte's Levine Center for the Arts is Uptown Charlotte's cultural hub. Situated on South Tryon Street, it showcases three of the Queen City's finest museums as well as the Knight Theater. Selfies are mandatory with the city's unofficial mascot, Nikki de Saint Phalle's glimmering Firebird, found at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art plaza. Inside this Mario Botta-designed jewel box, find mid-20th century works from celebrated American and European artists, including Andy Warhol, Jean Tinguely, Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miro. The Mint Museum is home to historical gems from around the globe, including a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of 18th- century British pottery and porcelain dating back to the 1600s. Admire the craft and design of a variety of European and American works at both their Uptown and Myers Park locations. Celebrate African-American culture though film, visual arts, music and dance at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture. The Gantt Center has garnered national

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