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

Art & Creative Writing

Program description

Discover how art can spark a writer’s imagination and how writing can help one better understand art. Students will look closely at works of art and respond with creative writing.

Booking / scheduling contact

Gennifer Stanley


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European, Latino, Multicultural
Program type: Day Trip
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the academic year.

Available times:

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

Space / technical requirements:

Schools responsible for transportation to and from the museum. Bilingual Spanish tours are available upon request.


Mint Museum Randolph

Fees / Ticketing:



NC Standard Course of Study:

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: Reading (R.1): students will analyze and interpret works of art from the museum’s collection Speaking and Listening (SL.1): Students will discuss collaboratively in groups the works of art Writing (W.3): Students will write real and imaginary narratives based on works of 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 of the program. If the program is cancelled after the 10 day deadline, a cancellation fee of $50 will be required.