Adult Tours

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Want to explore the Mint Museum with friends, family or colleagues? What better way to experience the museum than through a guided tour. Captivating and entertaining tour experiences will keep you engaged as you learn about art from around the world.

Groups may also explore the museum independently. Self-Guided groups of 10 or more must schedule a tour. Leaders of self-guided groups may lecture in the galleries, but please note that museum-guided tours have priority over the spaces.

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  Mint Museum Uptown Tours

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover a world of art in this introduction to the museum’s permanent collection.

IMMERSED IN LIGHT: STUDIO DRIFT AT THE MINT

Studio Drift creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. This exhibition features five works by Studio Drift dating from the last decade to today, most of which have been modified for the Mint.

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COINED IN THE SOUTH

The Young Affiliates fourth annual juried exhibition at Mint Museum Uptown. Unconfined to any aesthetic, theme, or medium, this show seeks to be a platform for both established and emerging artists currently working in and/or from the Southeast.

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  Mint Museum Randolph Tours

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover a world of art in this introduction to the museum’s permanent collection.

CLASSIC BLACK: THE BASALT SCULPTURE OF WEDGWOOD AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Featuring more than 100 ceramic objects this exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the black basalt sculpture made by Josiah Wedgwood and other Staffordshire potters in late eighteenth-century England.
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Group Size

Guided and self-guided visits may have no fewer than 10 and no more than 60 participants.

Group Fee

Adults $12/person
Seniors $9/person
Members – Free

Fees include the price of admission. Cancellation fees may apply.

Preparing for your visit

Adult Visit Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions

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Appointments are required for guided and self-guided group visits to the Museum. Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Adult Tour Hours

Guided Visits

Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM

Thursday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM – 5PM
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Self-Guided Visits

Tuesday 11 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM

Art of Reading Tours

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Bring your book club to the Mint’s Art of Reading Tours. Book clubs who are reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd,  The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, or A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park can visit the museum for a discussion and tour to bring to life historic events, social customs, and lifestyles depicted in the books.

Beginning Spring 2019:  Art of Reading will offer a tour for The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson at Mint Museum Uptown.

Group Fee

Free for museum members. Free with general admission for non-members.

Group Size

Art of Reading tours must have no less than 3 participants.

Preparing for Your Visit

All books are available for sale in the Mint Museum Shops, where members receive a discount.

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule a Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Visit Schedule

For book clubs:  60- or 90-minute tours are available Tuesday through Sunday.


For individuals:  2020 public tours are scheduled on Sundays (2–3:30 PM) and Wednesdays (6–7:30 PM) as follows.

The Invention of WingsJanuary 29, March 15, May 13, July 12, September 9November 8

The LacunaFebruary 12, April 26, June 3, August 9, October 14, December 6

Pride and PrejudiceJanuary 12, March 11, May 17, July 22, September 13, November 4

A Single Shard: February 16, April 29, June 7, August 5, October 18, December 2

The Warmth of Other Suns: January 19, March 1, April 15, July 29, September 16, November 18


Visit the museum’s Events Calendar to register.

Here, you can download discussion guides for Pride and Prejudice, The Invention of Wings, The LacunaA Single Shard, and The Warmth of Other Suns.

Art of Dining Tours

elegantly dressed table with a large crystal candle holder as a centerpiece
Image provided by docent Debbie Struble at Hermitage Museum

Ever wonder why tea leaves were once kept in locked caddies?  Or why a citrus on the table indicated wealth?  Your group can learn these answers and more in a 60-minute Art of Dining tour at Mint Museum Randolph.

This tour takes visitors through the Portals to the Past galleries, the museum’s noted collection of late 17th through early 19th century ceramics.  Tour guides will ‘set the table’ for conversations about the design, production and use of selected pieces.

Group Fee

Free for museum members. Free with general admission for non-members.

Tour Fee

Free with general admission.

Note

In addition to Art of Dining tours for groups, this tour is also offered for walk-ins on the first Saturday of the month, 2–3 PM, beginning in September 2019. Click here to see 2019 and 2020 walk-in tour dates.

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule a Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Taste of the Mint

Culinary arts blend with Mint Museum Uptown for an appetizing cultural experience. Explore a one-hour food tasting tour with small plate and drink pairings at remarkable restaurants near the Mint Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and other culinary partners offer different food and drink experiences sure to tempt taste buds.

Afterward, unwind with a one-hour exploration of the arts led by a Mint expert who will provide insight into the American, Contemporary, and Craft + Design collections along with special limited-engagement exhibitions. This exploration can take the form of a tour or a sketching lesson in the galleries.

Group Size

Groups must be 12 – 35 people.

Group Fee

General Visitors – $50
Members – $35

Ready to book your experience?

Schedule A Visit
Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.

Availability

Available by reservation on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2 – 5 PM, and Sundays at 1:30 PM. Public programs are posted on the Mint’s Events Calendar.

Visit All Three Museums at Levine Center for the Arts

Experience an expert-led tour that takes you to all three museums at Levine Center for the Arts: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture; and Mint Museum Uptown. These tours are open FREE to all Sustainer, Benefactor, and Crown Society members of the Mint, as well as the upper-level members of the other two museums. They are offered approximately quarterly as curatorial and creative staffs at each museum draw common threads among the exhibitions on view. Tour experiences last approximately 2.5 hours as attendees visit each museum and conclude the experience with a light reception and mingling. To upgrade your membership and find out about the next tour, visit our Join the Mint Family page or contact 704.337.2041.