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Mint Museum UPTOWN, Charlotte
(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally-renowned Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte's burgeoning uptown, the 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 + Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center, and features a range of visitor amenities, including a 240-seat Auditorium, Family Gallery, studios, Café,

and Museum Shop.

PARKING LOCATION & RATES

Parking is available at the Levine Center for the Arts Garage, located in the Duke Energy Center and accessible from West Stonewall Street or South Church Street.

The Levine Center for the Arts Garage contains approximately 200 visitor spaces located on levels P1 and P2, which are available for visitors to Levine Center for the Arts. Parking is provided on a first-come first-served basis. The cashier booth accepts cash, debit cards, MasterCard, and Visa. Personal checks are not accepted, and receipts are provided for all cash or credit transactions.

The Mint Museum offers discounted parking validation (up to half off), with a minimum $5 charge.

For more information on the Levine Center for the Arts Garage and current parking rates, please click here >>.

* Note; Parking tickets must be brought into the museum for validation to receive reduced rates. Non-validated tickets will pay the regular parking rates.

**Rates apply to visitors parking at the cultural campus on the visitor levels. Rates are applicable to visitors except during special events, sporting events, festivals, or parades.
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  • We were here for a private event, a wedding reception. The venue is lovely and easy to park and navigate. The reception had an indoor and patio area which was nice to cool down outside after a dance o...  more »
  • Charlotte is a sweet clean city to walk around with your family. We happened upon the Mint Museum and we're delighted by the exhibits. It's a great place to spend the afternoon. 
  • In a city with very little visit, stroll through the Mint or the Levine are the best choice if you have free time. Highly recommended.
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  • An often overlooked part of our education systems is fine art. During my years in college I took an art appreciation class where we visited several local art museums, the Mint was one of my favorites out of the 5 or so we visited in uptown Charlotte. They have an ever changing gallery that has a wide variety of art that is both modern and historic. It is great for all ages, and if you go on a Wednesday night, admission is free!
  • Excellent museum with five floors of wonderful exhibits of truly amazing art. Great for a date, and constantly updated and changing
  • Premier art museum in the city. I've always loved the craft and design collection, especially the glass work.
  • Can't speak for the Randolph location, however the Mint Uptown is an incredible art facility. I know an art museum's quality is ultimately judged by the content of the museum than the actual museum itself, but the architecture really does help. It's modern done right. You enter on the second level and pay at a desk. There's a coat check and many large rentable spaces, as well as a high end restaurant (can't remember the name, looked good though.) I like the way the front desk is set up, there are no turnstiles, obviously if you just stroll by there will be trouble but it still has a very welcoming feel. My favorite feature is the four levels of escalators that make it easy to get from floor to floor. The exhibition spaces are very large, and the content changes with great frequency. I went for the first time on Wednesday night, which is free every week both Uptown and at the Randolph location, though with it being free, I was limited only to about half of what was available, even so it still makes me want to return as a paying customer to see what else is to offer. I'm sure you'll hear a snob or two talk about how the Mint is nothing compared to art museums in more "international" cities, but having traveled across this country and the world, for a city of 800,000, the Mint is quite impressive in its grandeur and variety.
  • Charlotte's original fine art museum. Hosting the Mint's contemporary collection as well as the Museum of Craft and Design. This location hosts traveling exhibits as well.