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Mint Museum Randolph
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Owner description: Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Durham, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Uptown location”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Enjoyed the crafts and historic costume exhibits. Fabulous museum store...fell in love with some stained glass pieces. Parking in the adjoining deck is great for a rainy day...no need for coats or umbrellas to reach the entrance. Must return to Charlotte to see the main Mint location as well.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Karen B
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Two Mint Museums; Totally Different Vibes!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Their are TWO Mint Museums in Charlotte, the Uptown which is modern, glossy and specializes in contemporary art, craft & design, American art, and special exhibits. It is seriously impressive as LARGE scale is part of this show. The other Mint, on Randolph Rd, is a totally different experience. Expect to see historic costumes, a large display of Ancient American pottery, metalwork, and textiles... and "decorative arts" which are glass and pottery in NC speak. I liked the intimate size and feel to the Randolph museum; it feels like you might be wandering about in a grand old home and if you are lucky, you can eves drop on a docent talking about the pieces. It's very reasonably priced (< $10) and tickets will get you into both Uptown and the Randolph site on the same day. Worth a few hours of anyone's time!

Visited February 2012
3 Thank nik0ngirl
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Charlotte, NC
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2012

What a remarkable collection of art and other things to admire. One could spend a day there and not see it all. Try it sometime.

Thank viceechanson
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Campinas (SP)
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good choice in Downtown”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

One hour can be enough to visit this small but interesting museum.
The break will be better with a lunch at the Alcyon restaurant.
Good choice for visitors and good break for shoppers.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank AlmirNeto
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cool art space”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

This is a hip museum in downtown Charlotte -- totally worth checking out. I saw a nice exhibit of work by Romare Bearden, and another featuring the work of textile/installation artist Sheila Hicks. Nice gift shop, and a beautiful restaurant, too. Right across a small park from the convention center and the Westin.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank ak_va1
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