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, including many for Black History Month, in February, 2022.
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- 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. (through August, 2022)
- 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
There is currently a Groupon for a discount to 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., through August, 2022.
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
FuturePresent: Acquisition Highlights from the Permanent Collection
FuturePresent features important and pioneering pieces from the Gantt Center’s permanent collection.
January 28th, 2022 to June 26th, 2022
Painter’s Refuge: A Way of Life — A Solo Exhibition of Recent Work by Reginald Sylvester II
Reginald Sylvester II’s paintings are manifestations of grace. The emergent young artist’s influences range from the Bible, Abstract Expressionism, contemporary design, and the readymade. For his first solo museum exhibition, Sylvester reflects on the charged history of the materials he uses in the creation of his work. Military tent shells – functional, utilitarian objects – serve as the substrate for a transcendent new body of abstract paintings that allude to shelter, protection, and refuge. The son of a U.S. veteran, Sylvester’s use of military tents also connects with the familial.
May 5th, 2022 to January 16th, 2023
Art After Dark: Freedom and Expression
Friday, June 17th, 2022
6 to 10 p.m.
Art After Dark is a celebration of Black Music Month during Juneteenth weekend, which will be packed with experiences that appeal to every aspect of your creative side. Looking to express yourself? Create a collage and experiment with oil pastels during our drop-in workshops, or join an exploration of our opening exhibition, Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun. Wanting to learn more about Juneteenth and Black Music Month? Watch a specially curated Juneteenth theater performance and a live concert that celebrates a journey through decades of Black music.
All experiences during Art After Dark are first come, first serve. Your registration for Art After Dark provides you access to all of the evening’s experiences until they are at capacity.
Juneteenth Celebration: Elements of Freedom
Sunday, June 19th, 2022
12:30 to 5 p.m.
This will be a family-friendly afternoon of music, conversation and creative expression. All events are free.
12:30 to 2 p.m.: Family Drop-In Art Workshop: Creative Freedom
- Colorful hands-on art experience with Contemporary Abstract Artist Frankie Zombie
- Explore how expression is a form of freedom
2:30 to 4 p.m.: Community Conversation: What is Freedom to You?
- This conversation will prioritize the voices of the community and what freedom means in our modern era
- A discussion of historical elements surrounding Juneteenth – participants will reflect on the importance of never forgetting the past, and celebrating how far our community and culture have advanced
4 to 5 p.m.: Live Musical Performance: Sounds of Freedom
- Enjoy the music of Quentin Talley and The Soul Providers as we close the day and rejoice in the vibrant sounds of freedom