Tours

For safety reasons, all in-person gallery tours are currently suspended. Please check here and our events calendar periodically for virtual tour options.

Groups of 20 people or less are welcome to self-guide through the museum. To allow for physical distancing, capacity will be limited and some groups may be divided.

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Please review our Know Before You Go page in preparation for your visit. You may register for your timed tickets using the button below.

Virtual School Group Tours

Virtual school group tours are $25 for 10–30 participants from one or multiple devices through Zoom. Virtual school group tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM–1 AM, and last 40–45 minutes. At least two weeks’ advanced notice is required.

On the request form, teachers may choose a topic from two curriculum-based virtual tours. School group virtual tours are led by museum staff and docents via Zoom. After scheduling a tour, teachers will be asked to create a Zoom meeting with their classroom account and send an invite to the Tour Coordinator.

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Kehinde Wiley. Philip the Fair, 2006, oil on canvas. Private Collection, Princeton, NJ. L2009.23. © Kehinde Wiley 2006

Grades 6-12: African American Art & Identity

Explore works of art from the Mint’s collection by African American artists Kehinde Wiley and Ken West. This virtual experience integrates the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, as well as the North Carolina Visual Arts Standards.

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Alson Skinner Clark (American, 1876–1949). "In the Lock, Miraflores," 1913, oil on canvas. Museum purchase: The Katherine and Thomas Belk Acquisition Fund. 2017.44

Grades 4-8: Places & Spaces

Explore American and Contemporary works of art from the Mint’s collection that depict places
and spaces. This virtual experience integrates the Common Core Standards for English Language
Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, as well as the North Carolina Visual Arts Standards.

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Tour Objectives and Curriculum connections

• Critical thinking- students gain confidence in developing personal interpretations about works of art and learn to recognize that people may view or interpret art differently
• Communication- students engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led), building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

North Carolina English Language Arts Standards
CCR Anchor Standard RL.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
CCR Anchor Standard SL.1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

North Carolina Visual Arts Essential Standards
Critical Response
“Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.”