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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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What's Happening At The Gantt

Open Easels

May 17 - 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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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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