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Mint Museum Randolph

Mint Museum Randolph is located in the Federal-style building that previously housed Charlotte Mint. The museum first opened its doors in 1936, becoming the first art museum in NC. Its permanent collections include historical costumes, American Art, Asian Art, ceramics, contemporary art, historical maps, accessories, pottery, and artifacts.

Its collection includes 900 American artifacts from the 1700s to the 1940s. There are 2,000 objects in the Ancient Americas collection spanning 4,500 years. You will see ceramic vessels, sculpture, textiles, and ornaments from more than forty cultural contexts.

Mint Museum Randolph is a beautiful park setting with precious galleries that invite visitors to engage with various objects and items from ancient Americas and European and African art. There is a reference library with 18,000 books, a modern theater featuring historical lectures and performance, and a museum gift store with merchandise that complements items on exhibition and permanent collection.

Over the years, Mint Museum Randolph has showcased the various traveling exhibitions, such as African-Print Fashion Now with the beautiful attire and seventy ensembles of Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014), an award-winning fashion designer. Be sure to check the exhibitions page for upcoming events.

For those planning nuptials and other personal or company events, you will be happy to know the museum rents unique venue spaces with ample front lawns. You can rent an entire museum reception, atrium, Van Every Theatre, and Ivery Forum for seated lunches and weddings.

Except for Wednesdays, when admissions are free, adults, college students, and 5 to 17-year-olds pay a fee before entering the museum. Parking is free at the visitor parking lot along Randolph road. Restrooms are also available for visitors on every floor, and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Get to Mint Museum from Well Doctor LLC by taking the Mt Pleasant Rd S and NC-27 W for 42 minutes. It’s exactly 31.5 miles.

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