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Cultural centers in Charlotte open with modified hours during the DNC

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg's Center City arts and cultural attractions will be open during the Democratic National Convention. The Arts & Science Council released the operating hours, with some modifications, Tuesday.

Free admission

  • Levine Museum of the New South, Sunday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • At Levine Center for the Arts, the Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will offer free admission Monday, September 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (as part of the DNC's CarolinaFest).  The Gantt Center will distribute timed admission tickets on the hour until 4 p.m.

Operating Hours (Regular admission fees apply, unless noted)

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Discovery Place, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Levine Museum of the New South, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mint Museum Uptown and Uptown Shop, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Discovery Place, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Levine Museum of the New South, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mint Museum Uptown and Uptown Shop, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Closed
  • Discovery Place, Closed
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, Closed
  • Levine Museum of the New South – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Free admission)
  • Mint Museum Uptown, Closed
  • Mint Museum Uptown Shop, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, September 3, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free admission)
  • Discovery Place, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Half-price admission)
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free admission with timed tickets distributed on the hour until 4 p.m.)
  • Levine Museum of the New South, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ($5 admission)
  • Mint Museum Uptown, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free admission)
  • Mint Museum Uptown Shop, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ($10 admission)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Discovery Place, Closed
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, Closed
  • Levine Museum of the New South, Closed
  • Mint Museum Uptown, Closed
  • Mint Museum Uptown Shop, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, Closed

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Closed
  • Discovery Place, Closed
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, Closed
  • Levine Museum of the New South, Closed
  • Mint Museum Uptown, Closed
  • Mint Museum Uptown Shop, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, Closed

Thursday, September 6, 2012

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Discovery Place, Closed
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Levine Museum of the New South, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mint Museum Uptown, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Mint Museum Uptown Shop, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, Closed

"There will be access to arts, science, history and heritage experiences for residents and visitors during the DNC as well as free and discounted admission on certain days," said Arts & Science Council President Scott Provancher.  "Residents and visitors can come to the Center City and see one-of-a-kind exhibitions like American I AM: The African American Imprint at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts that tells the story of African Americans and their contributions to shape our country, to the Giacometti: Memory and Presence exhibition at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art that will present more than 80  works by  Alberto Giacometti, one of the greatest figures of 20th- century modernism."

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