McIver’s paintings at Charlotte museum

sbrown@charlotteobserver.comOctober 27, 2012 


Tarheel of the Week profile on Beverly McIver (cq), an acclaimed artist and subject of a documentary film called "Raising Renee". The painting behind her (left) is of her sister Renee (cq) and at right is her mother, Ethel (cq).


The works of a renowned artist from Durham are featured in one of two new exhibits at Charlotte’s Mint Museum Uptown. The exhibits embrace American art from the early 1800s to today.

“Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver”: McIver of Durham left a faculty post at Arizona State University to care for her mentally disabled sister, Renee. Her paintings explore her relationship with her sister and her mother, who died in 2004. “All of my portraits are self-portraits,” McIver says. “I use the faces of others who reflect my most inner being.” Through Jan. 6.

“The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art”: The show features portraits, landscapes and other paintings by Robert Weir, who taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for four decades in the mid-1800s, and his two sons. John Ferguson Weir established the art program at Yale University; Julian Alden Weir became one of the first American Impressionists. Through Jan. 20.

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