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Mint Museum UPTOWN, Charlotte

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 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 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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  • I absolutely loved going to the Mint Museum while in Charlotte. We arrived on a Wednesday night and it was free admission! We spent a little over two hours exploring the collection, which included sev...  read more »
  • Beautiful building. Great collection. Fun evening event. Thanks to SEMC and the Mint for great night out 
  • 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. Really enjoyed the glass dis...  read more »
  • Excellent museum with five floors of wonderful exhibits of truly amazing art. Great for a date, and constantly updated and changing
  • 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.
  • nice uptown art museum. the kids love it here, particularly the art room in tye back where kids can make their own art.
  • For the price and what was avialiable all 5 floors should have exhibits on display but only 2 had exhibits ,then the 3 d theater was closed not operational,u had to pay an extra fee to look at pictures on opisite side of 2 . I wasn't expressed at all And the venue won't change till September all in all I give it a 1 star and was definitely a waste money
  • 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.
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