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Mint Museum announces hours of public operation during the Democratic National Convention

August 24, 2012

Mint Museum Uptown to be closed to public Sunday Sept. 2, Tuesday September 4, and Wednesday September 5 for special events; open to the public all other days!

   The Mint Museum has announced its hours of operation during the Democratic National Convention week. Special events that take over the museum will close Mint Museum Uptown to the public for three days: Sunday September 2; Tuesday September 4; and Wednesday September 5. But there's plenty of other time throughout the week for the public to enjoy the Mint's spectacular lineup!

    Highlights include the blockbuster new exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design, which opens to the public for the first time at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 1; VantagePoint X / Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters, opening August 25; the launch of the museum's Vote for Art project, which will invite DNC week visitors to view six specially-chosen works of art and vote for their three favorites (the museum will acquire the winning works of art after the general public voting period, running October 1-November 9); and the ongoing exhibitions Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection and Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.

     Visitors should note that Mint Museum Randolph is observing normal hours of operation during the week (including being closed Labor Day Monday). At Mint Museum Uptown, visitors can enter FREE from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Labor Day, September 3, as part of the CarolinaFest celebration, and many other days will include extended hours for the Museum Shop. See the chart below for details. Also please note that all public visitors will be required to enter from the side of the museum facing Levine Avenue for the Arts at street level (directional signage will point the way). Security staff will also be conducting bag checks, using metal-detecting wands, and observing guidelines similar to the TSA in airports restricting items that can be brought inside the museum (see below for details).

     Hours are subject to change, so check back at mintmuseum.org before your visit for the latest updates! (Note: Members of the media are being offered complimentary admission all week during public hours of operation; contact Public Relations Manager Leigh Dyer at 704.337.2009 or leigh.dyer@mintmuseum.org to make a reservation).

Parking: The Levine Center for the Arts parking garage will be closed to non-monthly parkers during the week, but museum visitors are invited to park in The Green, 425 South Tryon Street, or to use public transportation.

 

 
   

 



 

Visitor Hours (subject to change)

Museum Shop Hours (subject to change)

Day/ Date

Uptown

Randolph

Uptown Shop

Randolph Shop

Saturday  1 September

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 2 September

closed

1- 5 pm

4-9 pm

1 - 5 pm

Monday 3 September

10 am - 5:00 pm
(free day)

Closed

9 am -10 pm

7 - 9 pm

Tuesday 4 September

closed

10 am - 9 pm
(free after 5 pm)

10 am -8 pm

10 am - 9 pm

Wednesday 5 September

closed

10 am - 6 pm

9 am - 5:30 pm

10 am - 6 pm

Thursday 6 September

10 am - 4 pm

10 am - 6 pm

10 am -6 pm

10 am -6 pm

Friday 7 September

10 am - 4 pm

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 10 pm

10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 8 September

10 am - 6 pm

10 am  - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm

 Prohibited items: Bag checks will be conducted on members of the public during these dates. Guests may be subjected to metal-detecting wands and may be asked to leave bags at the museum's Coat Check during their visits. The following items may not be brought into the museum during these dates:

--Outside food or beverages including bottled water
--Hard-sided containers of any size, including coolers and thermoses
--Glass bottles, aluminum cans, flasks and reusable water bottles containing any liquid of any kind
--Weapons of any kind (firearms, edged weapons, TASER or stun device, OC or Pepper spray, batons, blunt objects, etc.)
--Fireworks
--Projectiles including Frisbees, footballs or inflatable balls
--Any size pole or stick (exceptions for guests with disabilities)
--Artificial noise makers
--Still cameras with lenses longer than 3” (other than escorted and vetted pre-approved media visitors)
--Laser Pointers
--Radios
--Portable chairs (exceptions for guests with disabilities)
--Lighters

For questions or further information, please contact Guest Services at 704.377.2000.

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