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 15 people or less are welcome to self-guide through the museum. To allow for physical distancing, capacity will be limited (groups may be divided), and ticketing will be timed. We encourage you to purchase timed tickets in advance to secure your preferred day and time. 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.
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.
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.
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
“Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.”