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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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What's Happening At The Gantt

Open Easels

April 26 - Visual artists are invited sign up for an open easel and work from a live model. This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and have people see you at work! All artists are invited! Bring your own materials. Reserve your easel below!

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I SEE YOU: The Politics of Being

January 26, 2014 - June 1, 2014 - This exhibition presents the work of six contemporary artists who expand the constructs of female identity in the 21st century. Surveying the range of ideas and illusions of the feminine mystique, this exhibition explores how women of the African Di...

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Education & Outreach

The Gantt Center's Education & Outreach programs include the following:

Lectures/Demonstrations - Interactive, educational events for audiences of 50 to 500 designed for presentation in a gymnasium, assembly hall or large multipurpose room. Content can be tailored for youth, teen, adult and family audiences.

Visual and Performing Arts Workshops - Arts integrated activities based on lesson plans developed to support academic disciplines based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Living History Film Screenings - Documentary film screenings followed by panel discussions featuring the producers, directors and/or subjects of the film.

Special Teacher Preview Nights - A first look at our new exhibitions

Invite us into your school and/or bring your students to the Harvey B. Gantt Center to nurture your student’s imaginations and creativity as they learn about history and culture. Please call Jonell Logan, Director, Education and Public Programs at (704) 547-3738 or to schedule a program or for additional information.

Program Descriptions


Lectures/Demonstrations are available to come to your school for an assembly or onsite at the Gantt Center throughout the year. The Gantt Center’s teaching artists are dedicated professionals that are committed to teaching African and African-American History through the arts. Lecture/ Demonstrations range in price from $500 to $700. These performances are informative and interactive, lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Visual and Performing Arts Workshops

Workshops for teachers, parents, students, administrators and community organizations can be scheduled in different disciplines - visual arts, dance, theater or storytelling either in your school or at the Gantt Center throughout the year. Visual art workshops last 1.5 to 2 hours and can serve 10 to 25 participants at $450 per workshop which includes supplies. Performing arts workshops range from 45 to 90 minutes at $400 per workshop.

Living History Film Screenings

Living history film screenings introduce participants to African-American contributions to society through independent documentary films. The screenings are followed by panel discussions featuring the producers, directors and/or subjects. This programming was piloted in 2012 with a screening of Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers. Please call for information regarding our current offerings and pricing.

Special Teacher Preview Nights

Teacher preview night invitations are distributed through school administrators and sent to teachers who have visited the Gantt Center or participated in our programs. These special events are for educators only and include a reception.

Question Bridge: Dialogues

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative video installation that facilitates a dialogue between Black men from diverse backgrounds, and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. This exhibition presents a number of questions and answers while providing the viewer entry into a discussion that features a variety of perspectives. The Question Bridge model is designed to have us examine and deconstruct stereotypes while considering the limiting assumptions and biases we have about any group or culture.

The Gantt Center, Community Building Initiative (CBI) and OZS Consulting, are launching a series of facilitated dialogues on unrecognized bias and its larger impact on individual and collective experience. Each 2.5 hour session serves 12-20 participants, and includes viewing the exhibition followed by a dialogue led by a skilled facilitator. Groups (or leadership teams) of 12 - 20 individuals from public, for-profit, non-profit and civic organizations are invited to schedule a Question Bridge: Dialogue.

Question Bridge: Dialogues between February 3 and May 30, 2014 at the following times: Mondays, 9:00 am - 11:30 am & 11:30 am - 2:00 pm; Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm; Thursdays, 9:00 am - 11:30 am & 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Cost: $1,500.00 per group. Cost includes the facilitated dialogue in addition to admission to the exhibition, and supports opportunities for community based non-profit organizations throughout the Charlotte region to participate in facilitated conversations.

To register, contact Tiffany Legington Graham, Director of Advancement, at (704) 547-3739 or

Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas, in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The Executive Producers are Delroy Lindo, Deborah Willis and Jesse Williams. To learn more about Question Bridge go to

Credits: David Driskell with students from The Northwest School of the Arts during a past Center visit


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