The Gantt Center will debut four new exhibitions to the public on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a day-long open house for the community. Join us for a day of free access to gallery talks, artist-and curator-led tours and other activities as we also celebrate ASC Connect with Culture Day, an initiative of the Arts & Science Council to promote cultural diversity.

New exhibitions include The Future is Abstract; Alison Saar: The Nature of Us; Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes; and Zun Lee: Father Figure

Additional Experiences

Alison Saar: The Nature of Us (view exhibition)

Artist talk with Alison Saar
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Guided tour of Alison Saar: The Nature of Us with the curator
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel discussion with the curator of Alison Saar: The Nature of Us, UNC Charlotte Africana Studies Professor and Practicing Artist
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Future is Abstract (view exhibition)

Abstraction workshop with local artist
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Gantt Center Teaching Artist, Paul Miller, will lead families and individuals through this drop-in workshop that demonstrates the value of symbols, colors and shapes as they relate to abstraction.

About the Artist: Paul "Paulie" Miller is from Brooklyn, NY. Based on his use of vibrant color, the inclusion of language and the use of certain motifs and symbols, Paulie’s work is influenced by, and often compared to, the late, Michael-Jean Basquiat.

Curator talk with local, national and global perspectives
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Guided tour of The Future is Abstract with the curator
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes (view exhibition)

Artist talk with Jordan Casteel
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Guided tour of Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes with the Artist
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

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Image credits: Alison Saar, Weight, 2012, Courtesy of the Artist and L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; Brenna Youngblood, Two Can Win, 2013, Courtesy of the Artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Jordan Casteel, James, 2015, Courtesy of Anita Blanchard; Courtesy Paul Miller