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 Randolph.

The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally-renowned Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art.

Housed in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, the Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 as the first art museum in North Carolina. Today the Mint features collections that span more than 4,500 years of human creativity from around the world. Visitors engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, and historic costume.


  2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207


(704) 337-2067

Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint

Program description

This sixty minute tour will allow students to experience the immersive work of Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn. Their breathtaking sculptures explore the relationship between humanity, nature, and technology. Students will engage in collaborative discussions led by volunteer docents exploring the themes and creation of these pieces.






Booking / scheduling contact

Gennifer Stanley

   704 337 2067

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Day Trip
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Teachers
Subject: Visual Arts
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

September 24, 2019 to April 24, 2020




Available times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Program start/end times flexible: between 10:00am and 3:00pm.


Space / technical requirements:

Schools responsible for transportation to and from the museum.



Mint Museum Uptown

Fees / Ticketing:

$120 for 70 students



NC Standard Course of Study:

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: Reading (R1): Students will analyze and interpret the works of art  Speaking and Listening (SL.1): Students will discuss collaboratively in groups the works of art  Speaking and Listening (SL.2): Students will evaluate information presented in visual art

NC Essential Standards:

Arts Education, Visual Arts K-12 Standards: Visual Literacy (V.1): Students will identify the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design in works of art in the museum galleries Contextual Relevancy (CX.1): This program will help students understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts Critical Response (CR.1): Students will have the opportunity to develop and share personal opinions about art using art terminology


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
Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation for the program must be sent to and received no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the program. If the program is cancelled after the 10 day deadline, a cancellation fee of $50 will be required.