About The Mint Museum

Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum, The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. With two locations — Mint Museum Randolph in the heart of Eastover and Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts —the Mint boasts one of the largest collections in the Southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community.

Beyond the walls that display the art, that separate the collections, that house the lights and descriptions. Beyond the walls between the artist’s intentions and the visitor’s interpretations, between what you see and how you feel, between what was shared and what you’ll share with others. Beyond the walls you’ll find The Mint Museum.

The Mint Museum is dedicated to leadership in collecting, exhibiting, conserving, researching, publishing, interpreting, and sharing art and design from around the world. These commitments are central to the museum’s core values of leadership, integrity, inclusiveness, knowledge, stewardship, and innovation, promoting understanding of and respect for diverse peoples and cultures.

Through our two locations, Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph, we hope to stimulate the senses, ignite inner passion, and compel our visitors to share the things that inspire them with the world. Just as our artists do.


The Mint Museum welcomes all to be inspired and transformed through the power of art and creativity.



The Mint Museum seeks to continuously enhance lives and create a more empathetic world by ensuring access and by engaging communities in a meaningful, lifelong relationship with art and design.

Core Values

The following core values will guide The Mint Museum’s activity, internally and externally, during the plan period:

• Accountability
• Collaboration
• Community
• Diversity
• Education
• Empathy
• Excellence
• Inclusivity
• Innovation
• Intellectual Rigor
• Thought Provoking
• Welcoming

History of the Mint

Mint Museum Randolph

Housed in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s historic Eastover neighborhood as the first art museum in North Carolina.

Mint Museum Uptown

Mint Museum Uptown

Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art in the heart of Charlotte’s city center.

Timeline of the Mint