Art Break Tours

The Mint Museum, in collaboration with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, provides Charlotte with FREE lunchtime tours. Visitors can choose to visit one of the three museums for each date, and experience a tour structured around a common theme.

Whether it’s an introductory experience for a first-time visitor or a deeper cultural experience for those already familiar with Levine Center for the Arts Institutions, the tours provide a brief but focused encounter with art for people who have a limited amount of time.

Art Break Tour Schedule

Every third Thursday of the month
12 PM – 12:30 PM.

Tour Fee

This tour is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the THRIVE Fund.

Art of Dining

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?  Learn these answers and more in a monthly 60-minute Art of Dining tour at Mint Museum Randolph beginning in September. 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.

Art of Dining walk-in tours will be offered monthly on first Saturdays, 2-3 pm.

2019 tour dates: September 7; October 5; November 2; December 7.

2020 tour dates: January 4; February 1; March 7; April 4; May 9*; June 6; July 11*;  August 1; September 12*; October 3; November 7; December 5.

*not first Saturday

Art of Dining Tour Schedule

Every first Saturday of the month (some exceptions; check event calendar)
2 PM – 3 PM

Tour Fee

This tour is free with general admission.

Mint on the Dot

Stop by during your visit at Mint Museum Uptown or Mint Museum Randolph for a 10-minute art chat in the Mint Museum Galleries.

Mint on the Dot! art chats are offered every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon. Look for the “Mint on the Dot!” signs on the gallery floor!

Mint on the Dot Tour Schedule

Wednesday, 6:30 PM & 7 PM
Saturday 1:30 PM & 2 PM
Please note, talks are subject to change. Check the museum calendar before your visit.

Tour Fee

Free with museum admission.