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One of the many museums representing Charlotte's exploding art scene, the Mint Museum Uptown is home to a wide variety of American and European art. This is the second Mint Museum location; the first — Mint Museum Randolph — occupies the original branch of the United States Mint on Randolph Road (in the city's Eastover neighborhood). The building in Uptown houses many contemporary exhibits, including a traveler-approved collection of costumes and textiles. There's also the world-renowned Mint Museum of Craft + Design, a special collection of international studio glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture, wood and clay art (recent visitors say this section is a must-see). The museum floor is larger than the map lets on, so set aside a good chunk of time to explore all the mediums the Mint has to offer.
You'll find this branch of the Mint on South Tryon Street, just west of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art — a convenient location for past visitors. "It is outstanding, and being next to the Bechtler and other museums, [it's] the perfect location for an afternoon of culture," said one TripAdvisor reviewer.
Mint Museum Uptown welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays; from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission for adults costs $10; college students and seniors can enter for $8 and children's admission costs $5 (children 4 and younger get in for free). Check the museum's website for more information about current exhibitions and upcoming events.
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