A cultural complex made up of two museums, The Mint Museum, sometimes known as The Mint Museums, are situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. Together, The Mint Museum Uptown and The Mint Museum Randolph house hundreds of collections that highlight art and design from all over the world.
Todd A. Herman, PhD, a former executive director at The Arkansas Arts Center, was appointed president and CEO of The Mint Museum in 2018. On June 21, 2017, Children's Theater of Charlotte's former executive director, Bruce LaRowe, assumed the position of interim CEO. After Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson's presidency ended in 2017, he took over.
The Mint Museum Randolph is housed in the former Charlotte Mint's federal-style edifice. It was the first art museum to open in North Carolina, USA, in 1936. The museum's permanent holdings include American art, ancient American art, ceramics from America and Europe, decorative arts from America and Europe, North Carolina pottery, historical costumes and accessories, African and Asian art, historical maps, contemporary art, and photography. Focused on modern craft, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design is a sibling institution.
Professionals give the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte and Mint Museum Randolph excellent marks. In comparison to Mint Museum Uptown, most writers prefer Mint Museum Randolph. With endorsements from six evaluations from sources including Where, Frommer's, and Fodor's, the Mint Museum Randolph is ranked #5 in Charlotte.This is undoubtedly one of Charlotte's most spectacular tourist attractions because it was the state's first art museum and helped define the city as a whole. This city's distinctiveness and ingenuity are what make it what it is. And the Mint Museum of Art has it all on display. All year long, there are changing exhibits with some priceless stationary pieces. This means that even if you have already seen it, it hasn't been quite like this. Check to see if your rankings of your favorites are still valid or take in all the wonderful features that truly make the Mint Museum a work of art.
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design honors the legacy of the Charlotte region's rich craft heritage by collecting artistic craft in glass, metal, fiber, wood, mixed-media, and clay, including jewelry and furniture. It is the largest visual arts institution in Charlotte and is home to the largest public collection of Romare Bearden's work. Its permanent collections, which contain more than 2,500 items, "show the creative growth of studio craft from the utilitarian objects."
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