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
Explore how African American artists search for identity, reclaim their heritage, and express values and issues fundamental to their time. Students will analyze and interpret African American artwork with regard for the social and political contexts in which the art was created.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the academic year.
Program start/end times flexible: between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Schools responsible for transportation to and from the museum. Bilingual Spanish tours are available upon request.
Mint Museum Uptown
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 Speaking and Listening (SL.2): Students will evaluate information presented in visual art
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
Written cancellation for the program must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.