About the Mint Museum

An internationally-renowned institution, The Mint Museum is dedicated to collecting, conserving, exhibiting, inspiring, publishing and protecting important works of art and design from all over the global art 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.

Mission statement: The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative museum of international art and design committed to engaging and inspiring all members of our global community.

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.

History of the Mint

Mint Museum Randolph

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

Women founded the Mint. Women have led the Mint.

Below is a video created to celebrate the Mint Museum’s 80th Anniversary, Year of the Woman.

Timeline of the Mint Museum

Moving Chihuly to Mint Museum Uptown

Have a look back at 2010 when the Mint Museum was on the move.