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Mint Museum

Mint Museum

The Mint Museum’s school programs engage students in inquiry-based experiences with art that strengthen curriculum connections and develop visual literacy skills.

School programs, which include guided tours, gallery sketching, and studio programs, take place at both The Mint Museum Uptown and

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Mint Museum Tour- The African American Experience through Art


Program Description

Engage with and interpret art that depicts African-American culture, history, and traditions in various time periods. Through encounters with various works of art, students will grapple with the question: what does it mean to be African American? 


Recommended for grades 3-12, this tour integrates the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, as


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Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip, Virtual/Online Program
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: African
Subject: Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

All School Year

Available times:

Museum Hours

Tuesday 11 AM–6 PM

Wednesday 11 AM–9 PM

Thursday 11 AM–6 PM

Friday 11 AM–9 PM

Length of :Program 60 minutes

Mint Museum Uptown

At Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fees / Ticketing:


10-20 Students: $30 

21-35 Students: $60 

36-50 Students: $90 

51+ Students: $120 


NC Standard Course of Study:

North Carolina English Language Arts Standards

CCR Anchor Standard RL.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCR Anchor Standard SL.1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

NC Essential Standards:

North Carolina Visual Arts Essential Standards 

Critical Response “Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.” 


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


  • Gallery 1 - Mint Museum
  • New Shoes by Ernie Barnes 1970