Mint Museum Uptown
Mint Museum Uptown
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Chris
    71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice afternoon in an enjoyable setting
    The only reason that we didn’t give this 5 stars is because the gift shop was closed when we left, even though the museum was open for several more hours. Beautiful history of the museum; the art was enjoyable as well. Teenage daughter liked the variety of styles and types of art displayed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • macsterling
    Vienna, Virginia1,412 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice museum in Charlotte.
    Really enjoyed the collections at this museum and the building was spectacular too. They also have a very nice, if a little pricey gift shop. It costs $15 per person but was well worth it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • CenFLGuy
    Savannah, Georgia343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large Art Museum
    While spending the day exploring Uptown, I checked out The Mint. The Mint is an art museum with five floors of exhibits. My favorite exhibit was the chair exhibit. I highly recommend The Mint if you like to visit art museums. You can easily spend the whole day here.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 January 2024
  • heatonflab
    Marple, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit - a fascinating mix of exhibits
    As one of a group with modest to moderate levels of interest in art, this was one of the most enjoyable art museums I feel I have visited worldwide (which includes London, New York, Toronto as a slightly reluctant visitor to galleries there). The blend of 19th century and modern art and different mediums worked well. Some museum explanations about some Staffordshire pottery (about 40 miles from where some of us hailed from) carrying images of the American revolution led to a (polite) argument in our group about the commercial/political motivations of 19th century English pottery factory owners, which was worthwhile in itself! We even enjoyed the chair exhibition. I never thought I would write words to that effect ever in my life. There was a little contentious ‘social justice’ hectoring in some exhibits on one floor, but overall the curation and description of exhibits was balanced.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Shawn J
    Fresno, California75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good art museum for a city this size
    This is Charlotte, so don’t expect the Met. For a city this size, the museum has a very good collection. I was surprised by the quality of the American Art in the permanent collection. A very nice way to spend the afternoon. And don’t miss the fantastic restaurant!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 February 2024
  • J.A.M.S
    Morrisville, North Carolina12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location and layout.
    The Mint Museum was a blast! Nestled in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown city center; This museum is easy to find and garage parking is plentiful. We were interested in exploring Charlotte as my parents have recently moved to the area. This museum did not disappoint. The Mint has exhibit halls on several floors however there are elevators and escalators to assist anyone in need of access. As the front desk associate explained; it’s best to start viewing exhibits at the top level and then proceed down by floor if you intend to see all the offerings. I gauge you can move through the Museum in about 2 hours giving a slow to moderate pace. There are an assortment of restaurants within a short walking distance to the museum and even a restaurant on ground level. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return as new exhibits and experiences are added regularly.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2024
  • 924lesaw
    Texas101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's not about money!
    Not overwhelming but good and different art musuem. 5 floors but really just 3 floors of art. Nice places to sit, flows well. Wirth the senior price of 10 bucks. The museum store was really nice but very pricey.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
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924lesaw
Texas101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not overwhelming but good and different art musuem. 5 floors but really just 3 floors of art. Nice places to sit, flows well. Wirth the senior price of 10 bucks. The museum store was really nice but very pricey.
Written 8 May 2024
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mmf02302
Plymouth, MA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very nice museum to spend a morning. The building is very new and attractive. Although it is called Mint Museum, it’s really an art museum.
Written 6 March 2024
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J.A.M.S
Morrisville, NC12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Mint Museum was a blast! Nestled in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown city center; This museum is easy to find and garage parking is plentiful. We were interested in exploring Charlotte as my parents have recently moved to the area. This museum did not disappoint.

The Mint has exhibit halls on several floors however there are elevators and escalators to assist anyone in need of access. As the front desk associate explained; it’s best to start viewing exhibits at the top level and then proceed down by floor if you intend to see all the offerings. I gauge you can move through the Museum in about 2 hours giving a slow to moderate pace.

There are an assortment of restaurants within a short walking distance to the museum and even a restaurant on ground level.

We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return as new exhibits and experiences are added regularly.
Written 27 February 2024
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Shawn J
Fresno, CA75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is Charlotte, so don’t expect the Met. For a city this size, the museum has a very good collection. I was surprised by the quality of the American Art in the permanent collection. A very nice way to spend the afternoon. And don’t miss the fantastic restaurant!
Written 27 February 2024
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Zechary S
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The museum seems just normal as you walk up the levels. However, as you enter the 3rd/4th Floor you start seeing more grotesque art. That specifically includes nude pictures (in the name of art, of course), and voodoo/witchcraft like exhibitions. I’ve been to plenty of museums and art exhibits. However, this veered a little to “left” on the spectrum. I would not take any guests/family to this museum, let alone children.
Written 24 February 2024
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Susan L
Durham, NC498 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Generally underwhelmed by the museum. There are essentially 2 floors of exhibits of largely contemporary/modern art, textiles, and design. A peaceful visit in that it is a luminous building that was rather empty on a Saturday afternoon but I can’t say we saw anything that really excited us. Just not our cup of tea.
Written 17 February 2024
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heatonflab
Marple, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
As one of a group with modest to moderate levels of interest in art, this was one of the most enjoyable art museums I feel I have visited worldwide (which includes London, New York, Toronto as a slightly reluctant visitor to galleries there).

The blend of 19th century and modern art and different mediums worked well. Some museum explanations about some Staffordshire pottery (about 40 miles from where some of us hailed from) carrying images of the American revolution led to a (polite) argument in our group about the commercial/political motivations of 19th century English pottery factory owners, which was worthwhile in itself!

We even enjoyed the chair exhibition. I never thought I would write words to that effect ever in my life.

There was a little contentious ‘social justice’ hectoring in some exhibits on one floor, but overall the curation and description of exhibits was balanced.
Written 13 January 2024
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CenFLGuy
Savannah, GA343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
While spending the day exploring Uptown, I checked out The Mint. The Mint is an art museum with five floors of exhibits. My favorite exhibit was the chair exhibit. I highly recommend The Mint if you like to visit art museums. You can easily spend the whole day here.
Written 6 January 2024
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macsterling
Vienna, VA1,412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed the collections at this museum and the building was spectacular too. They also have a very nice, if a little pricey gift shop. It costs $15 per person but was well worth it.
Written 23 August 2023
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Sydney V
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Many great exhibits to see. Staff was friendly and the gift shop had lots of goodies. Plus it was very reasonably priced.
Written 26 July 2023
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