About This Exhibition

For over a 50-year period, John and Vivian Hewitt visited galleries, artists' studios and exhibitions, collecting hundreds of paintings, etchings and sketches. The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art is an assemblage of fifty-eight two-dimensional works celebrating the expression and passion of twenty artists, including Charlotte-born Romare Bearden and other master artists, Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

The Gantt Center is the permanent home for the Hewitt Collection. Acquired by Bank of America and pledged to the Center in 1998, the Hewitt is a cornerstone of the Gantt Center's permanent collection.

A generous gift from Bank of America

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Image credits: Easter (1989) - Jonathan Green; Boy in a Green Field (1979) - Ernest Crichlow; Head of a Man (Verso) (1900) - Henry O. Tanner. Gift of Bank of America.