The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, celebrates the contributions to our art and culture by African and African-American people. It features changing exhibits, and frequently hosts low-priced arts events for the community, giving them a chance to meet working African-American artists and to create their own art.
Read on to learn about current exhibits, the museum’s schedule and ticket prices, and upcoming events.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Adults: $9
- College/educator/military/senior: $7
- Youth age 6-17: $7
- Youth 5 and under: Free
- Members: Free
Discounts and Free Days at the Gantt Center
In addition, the first full weekend of the month, customer of Bank of America are admitted, free of charge, to the Gantt Center as well as many other museums across the country, as part of their Museum on Us program. You just need to bring your Bank of America or Merrill credit or debit card.
Also, the Gantt Center is part of Wednesday Night Live, during which there is free admission to several Uptown museums, including the Gantt Center, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and Mint Museum Uptown. There is also a free performance or activity at one of the museums, or at Knight Theater. Wednesday Night Live takes place every Wednesday evening, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Parking at the Gantt Center
The Levine Center for the Arts parking garage is located across Tryon Street from the Gantt Center. Enter at 101 W. Stonewall Street. Park on levels P1 and P2. Once at the Gantt, ask for a discounted parking pass. With the parking pass the maximum charge for parking will be $5.
There are also other parking garage and surface lots a short walk from the Gantt Center.
Accessibility at the Gantt Center
The Gantt Center has wheelchairs available. If you have other needs, please let the staff know so that accommodations can be made. In addition, the Gantt Center has installed iBeacons to help patrons who have vision loss navigate around the facility.
Current and Upcoming Exhibits
Visions: A Study of Form
Curated by Leandra-Juliet Kelley, Collections + Exhibitions Manager, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
Visions: A Study of Form examines African Americans of the 20th century and their explorations of natural and abstract forms through various media. The techniques employed by these artists demonstrate not only their mastery, but their approaches to capturing and illustrating sentiments, societal perspectives, and quotidian moments. The exhibition brings together over 30 works from the 1930s through the 1980s, representing artistic styles, such as abstraction and figurative art. From Paul Keene’s delicate sketches and Romare Bearden’s layered depictions of Black life to colorful, emotive scenes by Ralph Chessé. Visions analyses the forms within these works ¾ the silhouettes, patterns, range of hues, and brush strokes ¾ to reveal the motives and inspirations that lie beneath. African-American artists utilized a range of media to depict the shifting shapes and ideals of society, encapsulating their personal stories and preserving these visions for future reflection.
January 27th to May 21st, 2023
Digital Arts Studio Community Opening Day: The Phygital Funk
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Experience the Gantt’s new digital arts studio and innovation lab with a day filled with immersive Phygital (physical and digital) experiences that explore the future of art. Activities include interaction with a new pop-up exhibition, digital and physical arts workshops, digital wellness check-in, author talk, music, and more.
Community Opening Day Schedule:
- 10 am – 6 pm: The Phygital Funk: Digital Creators Exhibition
- 10 am – 4 pm: Virtual Galleries Exploration in Spatial
- 10 am – 4 pm: Cubist Collaging
- 10 am – 2 pm: Community Photos / Cyclorama Wall
- 10 am – 1 pm: Stop Animation
- 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm: Guided Tours
- 12 – 2 pm: Digital Wellness Check-In/Discussion
- 2 – 4 pm: Pass the Aux: Celebrating Women MCs
- 2 – 4 pm: Live Music Performance
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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202