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"149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America (So You Can Ignore the Others)" Public Lecture

  • Mint Museum Uptown 500 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States (map)

Tour North America’s greatest museums and galleries in the company of two incomparable guides!

5:30pm Book Signing at Mint Museum Uptown Store (and cash bar)

6:30pm Presentation by authors in Level 5 Silverman Grand Room (and cash bar)

International authors (and Canadian litigators) Julian Porter and Stephen Grant will speak on their most recent publication 149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America (So You Can Ignore the Others). This essential companion to all the major North American museums and galleries highlights some of the world’s greatest paintings, from Giotto to Robert Motherwell, and will be on sale at the Mint Museum Uptown Store.

On the previous book, 149 Paintings You Really Need to See in Europe, Maclean’s said: “Canada's most famous libel lawyer is also a perfect guide to Europe's museums.” Presented with originality, wit, and irreverence to complement Julian and Stephen’s comprehensive knowledge of the art world, here is the best that North American galleries have to offer. Focused and curated to give you everything you need to enjoy the greatest works of art in the best company, and save you the sore feet and superfluous information.


Julian Porter brings a passion for art that began with a seven-year stint as a student tour guide in Europe, followed by countless tours he has conducted at galleries in Europe and North America. Porter is a litigation lawyer whose other passion in life is art. He published the acclaimed, 149 Paintings You Really Need to See in Europe (So You Can Ignore the Others) and has lectured in galleries from Madrid to St. Petersburg, and lives in Toronto.

Stephen Grant brings a wealth of expertise in the twentieth-century artists, and presents them within the framework of a North American-led, sustained burst of originality and shock. Grant is a Toronto lawyer and lifetime lover of art, especially the twentieth-century modernists.