Kannapolis, NC is Home to Museums and Performing Arts

By Karen Schwartzman on April 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Bennett

Kannapolis' culture scene includes all kinds of art, from museums to performing.

Curb Museum for Motorsports and Music The Curb Museum is dedicated to showcasing the passions of owner Mike Curb: music and NASCAR. Highlights include the the #2 car Dale Earnhardt drove in his first Winston Cup championship and the #43 car Richard Petty drove in the 199th Winston Cup win. A total of 23 cars are on display.   Mint Museum of Art The Mint Museum of Art was originally the region's first branch of the United States Mint, coining gold until the outbreak of the Civil War. The building was saved by a grassroots effort and converted into a museum displaying all kinds of art, including American art, ceramics, historic costume, Contemporary Art and photography.   Levine Museum of the New South Located in nearby Charlotte, the Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that focuses on post-Civil War southern society. It features exhibits, workshops, lectures, events and walking tours to help bring the tale to life.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Also in Charlotte, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is home to ten arts organizations including ArtsTeach, Carolina Voices, North Carolina Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina.

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