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Mint Museum Uptown

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Address: 500 South Tryon Street, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: 17043372000
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story,...

Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte's burgeoning city center, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop.

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Small but Powerful!

I was surprisingly impressed with the Mint! I didn't have expectations when I arrived on a "free Wednesday" evening. I thought I would take a quick look through the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was surprisingly impressed with the Mint! I didn't have expectations when I arrived on a "free Wednesday" evening. I thought I would take a quick look through the exhibits, and ended up buying a ticket for the two exhibitions because they sounded so interesting (Pumped shoes and photography that included some Ansel Adams shots). There was half a floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First impressions are so important and as soon as we walked into the mint the staff was fist class. They helped guide us from the start and my kids and I really enjoyed the exhibits on display. This is a museum experience we won't forget. See the MINT and the Bechtler next door. Both awesome!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this musem several times, once with my family & later with my children on fieldtrips. I always find something new & interesting to study.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the photography show at the Mint.but found the display of shoes very small.Lot's of advertising and I thought I was going to see many designers asnd a large display,but that was not the case. I am a member so did not have to pay extra to see these two shows,but my friend had to pay to see them and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The "Odysseus Suite" is a must see. I recommend viewing the pieces first, then watch the video. Then view the pieces again. It is a very powerful story. The Wedgwood piece is also nice to see. I engaged the security guard asking about his favorite piece. He pointed out "Natures Rushing Force" oil on canvas. He shared that he grew... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Charlotte we decided to take a visit to the Mint Museum to see a painting by my father in law. Needless to say that once inside it was predetermined by the staff (basically grandma's) that our children were going to be a problem. We were immediately handed a brochure of do's and don't and told that we needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How absolutely divine in the midst of Charlotte, wish I could have enjoyed the Mint-Randolph too! A fine collection of American art housed in an open space airy building. You'll discover a few favorites in the American art collection for sure. Highly recommend starting with the special exhibits. The current photography exhibit should not be missed-some real stunners by Lange... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the museum again for the first time in years. Very impressed with their new location. Many nice exhibits, several different mediums. Loved the wood and pottery items. The museum is small and intimate. It was a very nice evening. Free admission Wednesday's after 5:00. Wine and chocolate samplings in the gift shoppe at a reasonable cost while I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw two special exhibits--photography and shoes. Loved the Ansel Adams photos. The shoe exhibit had shoes through history and was fun and well done. I love the permanent collection focusing on Americian craft. The glass,in particular, is spectacular. The wood, textile, pottery sections are all excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been to the museum until my son got married there in December....it was amazing....a beautiful museum to check out or have an event....

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