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Mint Museum Uptown

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Address: 500 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC 28202-1811
Phone Number: 17043372000
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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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Excellent museum with interesting exhibits

The varied exhibits were great. I truly enjoyed the time I spent here. They had a game for kids in which they needed to find a specific object in each room; while I didn't play... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The varied exhibits were great. I truly enjoyed the time I spent here. They had a game for kids in which they needed to find a specific object in each room; while I didn't play it, it was enjoyable watching kids search. The video installation by Jennifer Steinkamp was worth the $12 entrance fee.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was over two floors of exhibitions of many different types. The special exhibits were the history of shoemaking and photography. It was very informative and catered for a variety of interests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This museum is such a treasure in the city! If you live in Charlotte and have never taken advantage of this museum, consider spending a hot day browsing and feast your eyes. The staff was very friendly, answering lots of questions as well as inquiring about various discounts we could take off of fee. Just a great way to improve... More 

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High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Mint Uptown on a hot Thursday afternoon. Worth the steps we climbed to reach the second floor entrance (but there may be an elevator. The exhibits were varied - painting, textiles, clay/stone/marble, furniture, etc., and covered art periods and styles from early Renaissance to present day. Easy to spend an hour or four viewing... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved visiting The Mint alone and with friends/family. Appreciate the special exhibits though just wandering. looking and appreciating is a perfect meditation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum in the middle of uptown Charlotte. Four fours of art to ogle and take with a couple of special exhibits going on this summer. I did not put to memory all of the artists that have their work on display here but there are hundreds of paintings and other works of art worth seeing here.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nicely laid out museum that holds enough art without exhausting you. We particularly liked the focus on American artists and that the museum shop highlighted the work of local artists and crafts persons.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Wednesday when it is FREE from 5 pm to close. They have a vast array of artwork of paintings, sculptures and 3D. Primarily work by Americans covering various periods of time with a focus on the eastern US.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try to walk past (for now) the delicious menu of the museum's restaurant into its halls, filled with fascinating geometric sculptures as well as a wonderful special exhibit showcasing photography. This museum (and its restaurant!) is well worth a visit.

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the 3rd or 4th time visiting the Mint. Each time is something different. This visit included special exhibits on shoe making and 100 years of photos. Museum is very well laid out and easily accessible. Adjacent to the Mint is the Bechter Museum of Modern Art and The Harvey B. Gantt Center for Africa.

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