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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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June Lizotte

a month ago

We are pleased to say our new $60 annual membership allows us into over 50 museums in the South. Looking forward to finding them all. The Mint was really enjoyable and truly worth it. A one time entry is $15 per person ( may seem a bit high if you don't get to come back). But the $60/year (includes 2 people) is a great deal if you search out the many other museums included. Photos of the art installations are understandably not allowed, so we can't attach any. Their gift shop is free to all, regardless of a paid museum visit. It's well worth a trip and return trips. Great variety of gifts.


Colton Haynes

a month ago

The 2nd floor was great. Expressionism, Classicism, Surrealism, and Post-Impressionism are more of my taste. I am not a fan of Andy W, couldnt careless about MM in different shades. I was really hoping to see some more local artists or southern life style art.


Vicki MAy

4 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of North Carolina pottery. Amy Grigg, store director is incredibly knowledgeable of NC talent and resources. Its my go-to for unique wedding gifts or any special occasion. Staff makes shipping easy and convenient.


Roland Schwartz

a month ago

I really enjoyed the exhibits. There is a very diverse selection of artistic expressions to enjoy. My visit was considerably dampened by the Museum's insistence upon the wearing of the Mask of Compliance. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.


Delwood Frashure

a week ago

Lot of great art in a perfect little area! Went when it wasn't to busy and got to spend a lot of time looking around. In a cramped part of the city though try to find parking before you go.