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At Mint Museum Uptown, you can enjoy beautiful cityscape views, breathtaking architecture, and stunning works of art.

The Mint Museum: ArtBreak

The Mint Museum, in collaboration with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, provides Charlotte with free lunchtime tours. Visitors can choose to visit one of the three museums for each date and experience a tour structured around a common theme.

Length of Experience: 30 minutes

Group Size: This tour is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the THRIVE Fund.

Availability: Every third Thursday of the month from Noon to 12:30 p.m.

The Mint Museum: Art of Reading

Bring your book club to the Mint’s Art of Reading Tours. Book clubs who are reading “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd or “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver can visit the museum for a discussion and tour that will bring to life historic events, social customs and art depicted in the books.

Length of Experience: 60 to 90 minutes

Group Size: Minimum 3 participants

Availability: For book clubs, tours are available Wednesday through Sunday. For individuals, public tours for each book are scheduled quarterly. Visit the museum’s Happenings calendar for more information. Tours are free for museum members and free with general admission for non-members.

The Mint Museum: Taste of the Mint

Culinary arts blend with Mint Museum Uptown for an appetizing cultural experience. Explore a food tasting tour with small plate and drink pairings at remarkable restaurants near the Mint. Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and other culinary partners offer different food and drink experiences sure to tempt taste buds. Afterward, unwind with a one-hour exploration of the arts led by a Mint expert who will provide insight into the American, Contemporary and Craft + Design collections along with special limited-engagement exhibitions. This exploration can take the form of a tour or a sketching lesson in the galleries.

Length of Experience: Approximately 2 hours

Group Size: 12−26 participants

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Public tours are occasionally scheduled on the museum’s Happenings calendar. To book your tour, contact Taste of the Mint

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Nicole Louie

10 months ago

This place is ridiculously beautiful. Security isn't too overwhelming. I wonder how cool it is to be an art museum security guard. You get to just walk around art all day. Anyways all of the art, exhibits, and installations are extremely beautiful and thought provoking. All staff is friendly, the environment is clean, and there's lots of space! Will definitely comeback to finish my tour!


Tiffany Jackson

8 months ago

The art here is very profound and original. They have something for every audience and I happened to arrive on a free Saturday which was super cool. I would definitely recommend this museum it takes about an hour to two to explore fully depending on your pace.


Michelle Porter

5 months ago

This museum is awesome! There are five floors. Floors 2-5 have galleries. Floors 3-5 have the most interesting art pieces. Most artworks have written stories explaining the origin of the piece. The fifth floor is dedicated to displaying the work of local artists. I highly recommend the Mint Museum. The only complaint I had was that they only offered $5 off parking. They didn't have a voucher for full parking validation. Parking is $3/half hour.


Raquel Nuñez

4 months ago

Beautiful 5-story museum with artwork separated by mediums (glass, wood, metal, etc). The floors are very manageable and a visit will take you around 1.5hrs altogether. I would suggest going when there is also a featured exhibition open on the other side of each floor.


Mike X

a month ago

Found some pieces that I really enjoyed. It's a small museum and you can walk through and look at everything in about ninety minutes. Admission is $15 but you do also get entry into the other Mint museum in Charlotte within 2 days. Conveniently located and plenty of metered street parking in the area. Not a lot of people on a Tuesday.