What's Happening At The Gantt
I See You: The Politics of Being Forum
March 29 - The I See You forum brings exhibitions curators, visual artists, and local scholars together for an opportunity to discuss contemporary visual art, and the experience of women in the African Diaspora. Over the course of two days, attendees will meet...
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center
October 26, 2013 - Current - African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is an exhibition in which works by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam are coupled with the work of exciting new visionaries, including C...
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 Catherine Courtlandt McElvane, Director of Education & Outreach at (704) 547-3782 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a program or for additional information.
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.
Credits: David Driskell with students from The Northwest School of the Arts during a past Center visit
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