What's Happening At The Gantt
Kwanzaa 2013: Celebrating Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility
December 28 - Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?) – Response: Ujima! [oo-jee-mah] Spend the third day of Kwanzaa at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture in the spirit of Ujima or collective work and responsibility - to build and m...
New Mythologies: William Villalongo
October 26, 2013 - Current - "There are always two things going on: the one you can see and the one you can't see. That's what interests me." – William Villalongo To create good new art, an artist has to know a lot about what came before them; then use t...
Sankofa Circle - Come Look with Me: Discovering African-American Art for Children
September 7, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Learning Center
Ages: Ages 8+
Costs: Free for members, free with museum admission
Sankofa Circle, a workshop that brings exhibitions to life for our youngest visitors through storytelling and hands-on art activities. Participants are invited to use their critical thinking skills and imagination as our cultural history is revealed through the pages of picture books.
Discovering African American Art for Children by James Haywood Rolling Jr. (Author) - The artwork presented in this book is a small representation of a very remarkable effort by African Americans in the United States during the twentieth century. Children are invited to wake up with Romare Bearden’s "Morning", to explore and join in important ceremonies as revealed in Clementine Hunter's "Baptism", and to stroll along the busy sidewalk in front of Jacob Lawrence’s "Brownstones". Come as we explore the unique struggles of African American artists and their contribution to the culture of the United States.
Activity: Original Mixed Media Art Piece
As we explore the imprint of famous African American artists, we will create original mixed media art pieces to represent each individual’s style and creativity.
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