Mint Museum Uptown
At Mint Museum Uptown, you can enjoy beautiful cityscape views, breathtaking architecture, and stunning works of art.
The Mint Museum’s 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’s 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’s 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
Wonderful atmosphere. The lady at the reception was very welcoming. There are many gallaries and artifacts. The day I went, there was a man playing a guitar and a lady singing, which added a different side to the museum.
I visit this museum on a regular basis due to its relevant and interesting galleries. With five floors of different galleries, this museum offers something for the intrigued mind while sharing space with local artists on the fifth floor. If you read everything in this museum, the attention to detail and depth of meaning in everything will be enough to bring you back.
Beautiful museum with great historical artifacts and events. I attended a fashion show there and it was an amazing event. I love the decor and the beautiful Atmosphere.
Welcoming atmosphere. Nice and varying styles of art. I will absolutely return to view another exhibit. Be mindful of children visiting with you there are some xrated materials on show
Very cool experience for kids and adults. Tours are 15-30 minutes long and they're exquisite. I definitely recommend this as a trip to go on while in Charlotte.