Continuing the deepening spirit of collaboration across Charlotte’s arts scene, The Mint Museum and North Carolina Dance Theatre are partnering to offer ticket buyers and Mint members special access to two fairytale-themed works. Any ticket buyer to N.C. Dance Theatre’s run of “Sleeping Beauty” can present a stub or voucher to receive free admission to The Mint Museum on Saturday, March 10 or Saturday, March 17 (a $10 per person value), and see the Mint’s new exhibition Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear, opening March 3. And any member of The Mint Museum qualifies for a 25 percent discount on tickets to “Sleeping Beauty.” “As with our previous collaborations with groups including the Charlotte Symphony and Opera Carolina, this partnership offers a chance for Charlotte audiences to see artistic themes explored in many forms,” said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of The Mint Museum. “We are thrilled to offer another way to engage the community in the areas of dance and visual art.” Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear, which will be on display through July 8 at Mint Museum Uptown, explores the work of Mark Newport, Kako Ueda, and Mattia Biagia and other acclaimed artists and includes such iconic images as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, superhero costumes, insects, and skeletons. “Sleeping Beauty” tells the tale of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and the triumph of good over evil, set to an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky. For more information about N.C. Dance Theatre or to purchase tickets, visit ncdance.org. For information about The Mint Museum and how to become a member, visit mintmuseum.org. ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA DANCE THEATRE North Carolina Dance Theatre is a Charlotte-based ballet company focused on performing, inspiring and educating through artistically excellent programming. Led by internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, NC Dance Theatre is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. In June 2010 NC Dance Theatre moved to the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in Uptown Charlotte. The Center houses the Company’s administrative offices, rehearsal space and School of Dance. ABOUT THE MINT MUSEUM The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: the newly opened Mint Museum Uptown and the historic Mint Museum Randolph. As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, The Mint Museum offers its visitors a remarkable opportunity to experience art through two facilities that feature a global collection spanning over 4,500 years of human creativity. Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, the Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the first art museum in North Carolina. Today, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, historic costume and fashionable dress, European, African, and Asian art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 15,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a Museum Shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s burgeoning center city, the Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. The Mint Museum Uptown also features a range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, check out mintmuseum.org.