Closed: Monday and major holidays (including New Year's Day, EasterSunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
College Students and Seniors (65+) with an ID $8
Children 5-17 $5
Children 4 and under free
North Carolina's rich craft tradition is nationally renowned, reflected in the museum's collection of handicraft revival and in contemporary pieces such as the engaging furniture designs of Randy Shull, the pioneering studio glass of Harvey Littleton and the acclaimed ceramics of Michael Sherrill. That craft heritage is a part of the exciting display of international craft presented at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design.
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design features a permanent collection that documents contemporary studio craft, tracing the movement's historical roots in the 19th century and its relationship to traditional decorative arts and industrial design. The techniques and inspiration of artists throughout the world are showcased in collections of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood.
Of note are three architectural commissions: a glass chandelier by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly, an architectural glass wall by Massachusetts artist Tom Patti and the last American commission for Czechoslovakian glass artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová.
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design offers a wide variety of educational opportunities in connecting artists, collectors and the public. An active schedule of changing exhibitions, lectures, artist demonstrations, workshops, guided tours and travel opportunities are available.
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design reopened at its new location 500 South Tryon Street, October 1, 2010 at the Mint Museum Uptown.
Demonstrations, Talks, special tours and more..
The Mint Museum Provides Innovative Programs for All Ages