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Review of Mint Museum Uptown

Mint Museum Uptown
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Exhibits were nicely done and interesting. The museum could offer more as there is a lot of wasted space in the building. I was most interested in the Arts and Crafts exhibits; they were very good but I thought from previous reviews, the exhibit would be more evolutionary but this was definitely not the case. All in all, enjoyable.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This museum is included in the price of the Mint Museum Uptown, and has free parking and a pretty setting. It was interesting reading about the museum's history, an American Mint (hence the name) closed down by the Federal government and re-invented as a museum in the 1930s as the result of a huge local effort. There's lots to see, but since I travel globally, I have seen many similar collections in their home countries so they were of less personal interest. So what I enjoyed by far the most was the exhibit of historic men's and women's attire... truly outstanding!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The museum itself is beautiful, and set on a main street which is a treat to walk. We even found street parking and enjoyed the Gift Shop afterwards. However, of course, the main attraction is the unique artwork fashioned in glass, wood, fabric, steel, and ceramic. Real eye candy! We spent far longer in the museum than we planned, but really could not have enjoyed it more. Your ticket also gives admission to the original Mint Museum, which is a short drive from the central business district but worth the trip.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. Two permanent and two temporary exhibits. Everything was well organized, friendly staff. Nice permanent pieces with a selection of various materials (wood, glass, etc.). The F.O.O.D temporary exhibit is definitely worth a visit. Interesting and amusing, with a "menu" to identify the items, and a fun "recipe" board for visitors. Definitely worth the money - the ticket is good for 2 days and gains entrance to the second Mint location. $2 off coupons are available in a visitor information flyer, however we didn't learn of this until after the visit, but $10 entrance was still reasonable. Great location, across the street from the museum of modern art, other attractions, and museums. Easily accessed from the convention center. Remember to leave allow time to visit the museum shop!

Thank ChihuahuasMama
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

My husband and I just happened in here one evening when we had a little time to kill. I will be going back!! So many interesting exhibits -- thought provoking and lending themselves to conversation. I'm looking forward to our return visit!

Thank Michele H
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