Mint Museum

Visit the Mint Museum Randolph or Uptown (or both!) for an art-filled field trip experience. The Randolph location opened in 1936, and the Uptown location, which is part of the Levine Center for the Arts, opened in 2010. The Mint Museum’s broad collection features American art, decorative arts, sculpture, modern and contemporary art, and ancient American art. Some past exhibits have featured engravings, prints, pastels, abstract expressionism, and crafts. Art from a variety of cultures such as Asian, African, and others are on display at the museum for groups to see. Tours are available for students, scouts, and homeschoolers of all ages.

Locations:
Mint Museum Randolph: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Mecklenburg County.
Mint Museum Uptown: 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Mecklenburg County.

contact info

Hrs: Wed. 11AM-9PM, Thurs.-Sat. 11AM-6PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

School

At the Mint Museum, students can learn how art impacts culture through tours that explore how artists use materials, techniques, and art concepts to tell stories and communicate cultural traditions. Students also develop their literary skills as they look closely at works of art and learn how to respond to them. Tours available at both locations and align with North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Common Core Standards. Inquire about financial assistance for field trips to the museum. Reservations must be made at least a month in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Language Arts.

topics covered:
STEAM, history, culture, politics, heritage, social studies, visual art, crafts, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Julie Olson Anna
Phone: 704-337-2043
Email: julie.olsonanna@mintmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 70 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Indoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Title I, Financial Support Accessible To: PD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Mint Museum

Visit the Mint Museum Randolph or Uptown (or both!) for an art-filled field trip experience. The Randolph location opened in 1936, and the Uptown location, which is part of the Levine Center for the Arts, opened in 2010. The Mint Museum’s broad collection features American art, decorative arts, sculpture, modern and contemporary art, and ancient American art. Some past exhibits have featured engravings, prints, pastels, abstract expressionism, and crafts. Art from a variety of cultures such as Asian, African, and others are on display at the museum for groups to see. Tours are available for students, scouts, and homeschoolers of all ages.

Locations:
Mint Museum Randolph: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Mecklenburg County.
Mint Museum Uptown: 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Mecklenburg County.

contact info

Hrs: Wed. 11AM-9PM, Thurs.-Sat. 11AM-6PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Art badge requirements during tours of the Mint Museum. Tours aim to teach scouts how artists use techniques and art concepts to tell stories, how art impacts culture and more. Scouts can also improve their literary skills as they look closely at works of art and learn how to respond to them. Tours are available at both locations Reservations must be made at least thirty days in advance.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
STEAM, history, culture, politics, heritage, social studies, visual art, crafts.

contact info
Name: Julie Olson Anna
Phone: 704-337-2043
Email: julie.olsonanna@mintmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 70 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Indoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Mint Museum

Visit the Mint Museum Randolph or Uptown (or both!) for an art-filled field trip experience. The Randolph location opened in 1936, and the Uptown location, which is part of the Levine Center for the Arts, opened in 2010. The Mint Museum’s broad collection features American art, decorative arts, sculpture, modern and contemporary art, and ancient American art. Some past exhibits have featured engravings, prints, pastels, abstract expressionism, and crafts. Art from a variety of cultures such as Asian, African, and others are on display at the museum for groups to see. Tours are available for students, scouts, and homeschoolers of all ages.

Locations:
Mint Museum Randolph: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Mecklenburg County.
Mint Museum Uptown: 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Mecklenburg County.

contact info

Hrs: Wed. 11AM-9PM, Thurs.-Sat. 11AM-6PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Homeschool

On field trips to the Mint Museum, homeschoolers will learn how art impacts culture through tours that explore how artists use materials, techniques, and art concepts to tell stories and communicate cultural traditions. Homeschoolers also develop observation and literary skills as they look closely at works of art. Tours are available at both museum locations and can be customized to meet your homeschool curriculum goals. Inquire about financial assistance for field trips to the museum. Reservations must be made at least a month ahead.

topics covered:
Language arts, STEAM, history, culture, politics, heritage, social studies, visual art, crafts, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Julie Olson Anna
Phone: 704-337-2043
Email: julie.olsonanna@mintmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 70 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Indoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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