About This Exhibition

For more than 50 years, John and Vivian Hewitt visited galleries, artists' studios and exhibitions, collecting hundreds of paintings, etchings and sketches. Instill & Inspire: Selections from the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art features a number of images from the fifty-eight-piece collection of two-dimensional works by Charlotte-born Romare Bearden and other master artists including Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is the permanent home for the Hewitt Collection, a generous gift from Bank of America.

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Image credits: Jonathan Green, Folding Sheets, 1989, permanent collection of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture