The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, has a number of free and low-cost events coming up for the community.
To start with, admission is FREE every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., through June 30th, 2020. This is the first time they’ve had a weekly free evening, so make sure to take advantage! At Walk Up Wednesdays, there will also be drop-in art activities and enhanced tours, scavenger hunts, film screenings and more.
The Mint Museum is also free on Wednesday evenings, and Mint Museum Uptown is right across the street from the Gantt Center, so why not make an evening of it?
Also, please see this Groupon for 50% off admission for 2 or 4.
Some of the events that take regularly place at the Gantt Center:
- Art After Dark (see above video!)
- Gantt After Dark
- Family First
- Classic Black Cinema
Upcoming free or low-priced events at the Gantt Center
Please note that many of these events require registration, even the free ones. So please follow the links to register, and for more information.
Family First: Paint Your Narrative Featuring Master Artist Bryan Wilson
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$5 (free for members)
Explore yourself with art and colorful expression of your highest vision with featured artist Bryan Wilson!
What three colors do you associate with memories and the best of your reflection? This Family First workshop will involve introspective brainstorming to select 3 colors that represent you and your best memories. We will discuss and incorporate these colors in an art-making exercise. How do you tell a story with colors? How do you explain yourself and your memories through a picture? This uniquely imaginative workshop, led by exhibiting artist Bryan Wilson, will dive deep into an artistic storytelling experience. Open for ages 8 and older and all levels of experience are welcomed!
Classic Black Cinema: Zou Zou
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Museum admission (free for members)
(1934) Zou Zou (Josephine Baker) and Jean (Jean Gabin) were children adopted by Papa Melé (Pierre Larquey) and grew up as performers in the circus that he ran. As adults, Jean works as an electrician and Zou Zou, who is in love with Jean, works at a laundry. When Jean is accused of murder, Zou Zou becomes a star in a musical show to earn enough money to help clear his name.