The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, is open the following hours.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday – 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
There is currently a Groupon for a discount to the Gantt Center.
Family First: Visualizing Black Art
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
$10 per participant
Enjoy a hands-on art experience for the entire family, inspired by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Express your street art style with this fun and easy workshop, featuring teaching artist Shane Manier. Join us for the kick-off Family First workshop of 2022, as we play with colorful lines and expressive shapes inspired by neo-expressionist artist Jean Michel Basquiat. During the workshop we will learn about Basquiat’s story, as well as how to create a piece in his unique style.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Although you only need crayons, markers, and paper to participate, you can be creative by adding other coloring materials and various types of canvas to your artwork. Basquiat’s work was limitless, and we want the same freedom for your piece!
Open Air: An Artist Talk with Antoine Williams and David Wilson
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
Virtual event: On YouTube
The first Open Air program of 2022 is the final Open Air that celebrates featured artists of the Gantt Center’s first biennial Visual Vanguard: An Exhibition of Black Carolina Artists. Dexter Wimberly will interview mixed-media artist Antoine Williams and the exhibition’s co-curator, David Wilson. This conversation will include topics such as the influence of science fiction on Williams’ expression, the journey of curating for Visual Vanguard, and the many ways this exhibition reflects contemporary Black life and themes.
Wednesday Night Live: Visual Vanguard Celebration
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a performance with Visual Vanguard featured artist de’Angelo Dia and critically acclaimed poets Angelo Geter and Cedric Tillman. After taking in the great artistic range that the Visual Vanguard exhibition provides, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, enjoy original works from these three poets that embody their connection to the exhibition, as well as their poetic reflections on the year 2021. Following the performance, our guests are welcome to a Q&A for a deeper dive in the themes of Visual Vanguard.
Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. This is a free experience open to all ages and backgrounds.
Food Lion Presents MLK Day 2022: Community Dreams
Monday, January 17th, 2022
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Gantt Center is excited to welcome back the community to celebrate MLK Day with us, in person. In 2022, we will focus on our collective dreams. We will use this day to reflect on how we envision our future as a community, and how we can work together toward making those dreams come true. From 9 am to 5 pm, we will have a full day of programs – engaging art workshops, lively lectures and panels, in-depth film discussions, unique performances and more – to celebrate the impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will also recognize this day as one of service and will invite community volunteer groups to help package donated supplies, to be gifted to local organizations that provide resources to those in need.
Although registration is not required for attendance of any program during MLK Day, please register to be updated on the day’s schedule of programs and to learn more about how to donate items ahead of our day of service.
Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Please keep in mind that our experiences during MLK Day are open to everyone until each program’s capacity is reached. To ensure equal access, we welcome guests to the programs on a first-come, first-served basis.
Charlie Parker: Reverberations
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the UNC Charlotte Department of Music as part of their Charlie Parker 101 project, this multifaceted event will explore the influence of Parker’s genius within and beyond his circle of musical collaborators. The evening will include live music, spoken word performance by Hannah Hasan, and a panel conversation, featuring internationally acclaimed saxophonist Charles McPherson.
Upcoming Events in the Charlotte area -- both virtual and in-personCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022