Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

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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.
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  • I didn’t know quite what to expect on visiting this part of the Mint Museum, but I wasn’t at all disappointed. Parking was extremely easy and the foyer is remarkably impressive. The ceramics collectio...  more »
  • My wife remarked to me that this was a "women's museum" and I am inclined to agree. If you are into British and European porcelain or fashionable dresses from different eras, this is your place. All i...  more »
  • Is far from the city centre, but we will be happy to have walked before him, although we were edinstveenye. who came on foot! Basically exhibits no "native"-porcelain, England, Germany, there are ancient exhibits of Latin America-more authentic and nebychnye.
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  • Well kept building which is history itself. The museum collection is excellent for such a small place and has artifacts that are locally relevant too. The history of the mint itself is informative but could use updating. The grounds are beautiful. The museum is a bit out of the way and not a place you will come to by chance.
  • The collection of South American art was awesome. They had this freaky burial urn used during rituals and this sculpture of a shaman wearing the flayed skin of a woman (so Ed Gein). I love this place.
  • Finally checked it out. Smaller than the one uptown but equally awesome. Check it out.
  • I'm so glad I went to the museum on the suggestion of a friend. Outside of the unique art collection, the building and the art museum grounds are lovely. The staff, two ladies, were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. They really went out of their way to be kind. I was honestly having a down day and going here really made my day and cheered me up. I love how all the art work is sectioned off in different rooms. The experience is like journey. Probably one of my favorite art museums now.
  • Kids had a great time at this small but fun museum. Best part is learning about old ceramics like an 1810 lighter!

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