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The Vault; Private Collections of four Black Art Collectors, Mint Museum, Curated by Jessica Gaynelle Moss, Charlotte, NC  July 1-September 19  

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition The Vault that features the private collections of four prominent Black collectors. 

SATURDAY, JULY 15 

1–3 PM: Celebration opens to museum members and general public. 

1:30– 3 PM: Tour of the exhibition with guest curator Jessica Gaynelle Moss and the four collectors: Patrick and Judy Diamond, Christy and Quincy Lee, Nina and James Jackson, Cheryse and Quincy Terry, plus free pop-up portrait sessions with local artists Cary King and Breonna Collier. 

Event Series: ‘The Vault’ Opening Celebration 

Highlighting the significant responsibility and privilege that comes with being a custodian of Black art. 

Organized by guest curator Jessica Gaynelle Moss, The Vault features objects from the private collections of four prominent Black art collectors living in Charlotte: Judy and Patrick Diamond, Nina and James Jackson, Christy and Quincy Lee, and Cheryse and Christopher Terry. A range of collector theory and methodology around collecting is presented through objects from each of their private collections. Visitors will be able to explore vintage photography, original paintings, prints, sculptures, furniture, vinyl records, and other culturally specific ephemera. 

In 2018, the National Art Services Executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Evan Beard, published an article called ‘The Four Types of Art Collectors’ on Artsy, the world’s largest online art marketplace. In the article, Beard categorized all art collectors into four general groups: The Connoisseurs, The Enterprising Collector, The Trophy Hunter, and The Aesthete. The four Charlotte-based collectors featured in The Vault have distinctly different approaches and philosophies of art collecting that mirror this framework. 

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