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Mint Museum Uptown





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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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Paul Vanasse

4 months ago

The Upton Mint Museum is a fantastic Art Museum in a beautiful city. The museum features glass art, ceramic art, wood art, fashion art, modern art, furniture art, classic oil paintings, watercolors, impressionist paintings and more. The collections are creatively put together and hold your attention throughout the visit. I especially enjoyed the wood collection, glass collection, and the sculptures. I am not much of an admirer of modern art but, I still enjoyed the color and texture of their collection. The open atrium area contains a four-story painted glass window which beautifully fills the room with vibrant colors. It is a pleasure just to sit and enjoy the room. If you love art, come early and plan to spend the day.


Nicole Louie

a year 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!


Vin “Vince” 0000

2 months ago

If you're a traveler looking for a great place to spend a few hours or even a whole day. This place is packed with incredible art from some of the world's most famous portraitists, painters, and sculptors. Plus, there are tons of cultural relics from around the world, representing different peoples and religions. You won't regret checking out all the galleries and soaking up the fantastic atmosphere. It's truly a wonderful experience!


Tiffany Jackson

a year 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

11 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.