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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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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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The 5th floor view is UNBEATABLE!

Visited as a part of a business trip with colleagues. The staff was so knowledgable, passionate and friendly! The exhibits were great and had a ton of variety. The best part was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Rachel M
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as a part of a business trip with colleagues. The staff was so knowledgable, passionate and friendly! The exhibits were great and had a ton of variety. The best part was heading to the 5th floor and looking over Charlotte as the sun set, a true city gem!

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Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Bank of America credit or debit card holder, take advantage of using their promotion to visit the Uptown Mint Museum during the first weekend of every month. It was certainly worth coming here and using a good amount of time to contemplate these masterpieces for free. I feel that you can easily spend several hours depending... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are two Mint locations, each with free admission Wednesday night's from 5-9. The uptown location was two blocks from our hotel so we went on a Wednesday to view their permanent collection which was quite good. Their gift shop was five star with something for all ages and price ranges. This museum has a wonderful restaurant with farm to... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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Thank VeEmE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 August 18, 2016

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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