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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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What's Happening At The Gantt

The Classic International Black Cinema Series - Willie Dynamite

June 8 - (1974) Willie Dynamite is miles above the average "blaxploitation" films made in the 1970's by it's not glorifying the title character in any way but showing him as a ruthless as well as tragic and misguided person. Diana Sands ste...

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Question Bridge: Black Males

October 26, 2013 - June 15, 2014 - This exhibition has been extended through June 15, 2014. Question Bridge: Black Males is an exhibition that explores challenging issues within the black male community by instigating a transmedia conversation across the geographic, economic, generat...

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Exhibition Details

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey - Where Art and History Intersect
June 29, 2013 - October 12, 2013 (Past Exhibition)

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey - Where Art and History Intersect offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage. The exhibition celebrates Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s passion for collecting objects of extraordinary significance over the 40 years of their marriage, illuminating the often untold story of African-American achievement and contribution.

To honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells Fargo has joined with the Harvey B. Gantt Center to present the collection’s fine art and rare artifacts examining 400 years of the African- American experience, including an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Letters penned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a first-edition book of poetry by Phillis Wheatley meet works by renowned African-American artists including Romare Bearden and Henry O. Tanner.

Art and history intersect in this phenomenal collection created to educate and inspire.

The exhibition is organized by The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated. For more information about Kinsey Collection, please visit

Presented by Wells Fargo

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Credits: Artis Lane (Canadian, born 1927) Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, 2002. Oil on canvas, 41 x 31 in; Collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey


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