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Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Gantt Center is currently open.

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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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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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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. The lectures/demonstrations usually last 1 to 1.5 hours. Cost: $500 per lecture/demonstration.

Music of the Movement

During the Civil Rights Movement people were physically attacked or killed while standing up for their rights. Those on the front lines of the battle were sometimes frightened but singing songs gave them courage. A vital part of the Civil Rights Movement, some of these songs were adapted from old hymns. Others were originals. All of them have helped inspire millions.

Common Core State Standards Addressed

  • Theatre Arts: Communication - C.2 - Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings
  • Music: Contextual Relevancy - CR.1 - Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music
  • Social Studies: History - 1-12.H.1 - Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time

Sofa - An African Dance Experience

Sofa is a very old rhythm of Maninka, or Malinke origin, that glorified kings and great warriors, many of whom rode horses. The rhythm originates from the Kouroussa, KanKan and Faranah regions of Upper Guinea. The Sofa dance moves are bold and easy to follow and when dancing Sofa you become observant and more aware. This is a rhythm about heart and courage. Come learn about the people, purpose and history of the Sofa hunter dance through an interactive mini-workshop that includes a multimedia introduction to the hunter tribes of Burkina Faso, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire.

Common Core State Standards Addressed

  • Dance: Dance Movement Skills - DM.1 - Understand how to use movement skills in dance
  • Dance: Connecting - C.1 - Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance
  • Music: Contextual Relevancy - CR.1 - Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music
  • Social Studies: History - 1-12.H.1 - Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time

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