Address: 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
The Mint Museum is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina that comprises Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Together these two locations have hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe.
Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, former assistant director of programming for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, assumed the position of Executive Director of both museum locations as of July 1, 2010, succeeding Phil Kline upon his retirement.
Mint Museum UPTOWN
The Mint Museum's new 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m2) location opened on October 1, 2010. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the building's estimated cost is $57 million. Now that it is complete, this building is known as the Mint Museum Uptown with the original building on Randolph Road to be known as the Mint Museum Randolph.
The Uptown location spreads over five floors and houses collections of glass, ceramics, wood and other material from the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. Contemporary Art, American Art and some of the European Art collections from the Randolph Road facility have also moved to the new location, bringing the Mint's arts and craft and fine arts focuses under one roof for the first time.
The historic Randolph Road building remains open. Renovations and reinstallation are scheduled to highlight the Museum's holdings in Ceramics; Historic Costume and Fashionable Dress; Ancient American Art; Asian Art; Coins & Currency; Decorative Arts; and Spanish Colonial Art
Cars and Vans Parking
Parking is available for vehicles up to 9-feet tall in the Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage located on Stonewall Street between Tryon and Church Streets. Parking is also available at The Green located on South Tryon Street.
Discounted parking rates for the Center for the Arts Parking
$1 First half hour
$1 Each additional half hour
$10 Weekday max (more than 5 hours)
$5 Weekday in-after-5pm max
$5 Weekend max
Request a parking voucher while visiting the museum to receive the above rates. Non-validated tickets will pay the regular parking rates. These reduced rates apply to visitors parking at the Center for the Arts garage on the visitor levels (P1 and P2).
On Carolina Panthers game day Sundays, Childress Klein will charge a $20 fee to park in the decks below Levine Center for the Arts. Mint guests will be exempt from the charge as long as they inform the attendants upon entering the garage. Guests need to pay the regular flat weekend fee of $5 to park for the afternoon.
After you park your vehicle, head for the Plaza Elevators (as opposed to the Tower Elevators). The P★ level will take you to the street level and the Gift Shop. The 2 level will take you to the Café and the Entry Gallery to the museum.