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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC



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Visual Storytelling: Laundry Day at the Gantt Center

Community Event

Adult content disclaimer: This workshop includes sensitive adult content. In this workshop, participants can share their stories using fabrics and other materials that will be joined with the others on a clothesline. These items will become a part of all future and up-coming installations of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry in Charlotte and across the country.


• Sat 1/26/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art After Dark

Community Event

Art After Dark is back! Mark your calendars and plan to join us on February 1st for Art After Dark, an evening of music, conversation and creative expression. Our doors will be open late, so come enjoy the art for free. Join us as we celebrate our common humanity through the arts.


• Fri 2/1/19 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Family First Presented by Novant Health: Hands-On Theatre Basics for the Stage


Students will release their inner actor as they learn the art of auditioning, creating characters, working as a team and overcoming their stage freight in this interactive theatre experience. Learn the ins and outs of acting with warm-up exercises and perform exciting scenes with fellow participants. Develop strong stage presence and gain help with auditions, class presentations and reading comprehension. Make it a family outing they’ll never forget. Ages: 9-12


• Sat 2/2/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Family First Presented by Novant Health: Lights, Set, Action!


Is your child’s imagination overflowing with characters and stories? Do they dream of visiting far off places? Participants will learn the basics of drama and channel their creativity in this theater workshop tailored to beginners. Designed for younger students, “Lights, Set, Action!” is designed to teach the basics of acting out stories, participating in group scenes and performing in front of others. Gain a greater understanding of theater while learning the intricacies of performing through fun, theatrical warm-ups, character-building activities and teamwork exercises. This is one workshop they will remember for a lifetime. Ages: 3-8


• Sat 2/2/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Artifacts to Art

Museum, Class/Workshop

A picture is worth a lifetime of stories. Learn how to preserve your favorite photos by turning them into a precious work of art. In this hands-on workshop, teaching artist Natalie Chanel guides participants through this artistic transformation.


• Sat 2/9/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Archive Your Legacy: Photo Scanning Session

Museum, Class/Workshop

Archive Your Legacy: Photo Scanning Session is a workshop series that teaches practical tips for preserving and caring for photographs and paper documents. Participants are invited to bring photo albums, printed photographs, letters and other memorabilia.


• Sat 2/9/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Classic Black Cinema Series - Within Our Gates

Museum, Film

1920) This is the first surviving film directed and produced by Oscar Micheaux, the first black American film director. The film is Micheaux's response to the 1915 propaganda, The Birth of a Nation by D.W. Griffith. Within Our Gates is a silent film and stars an independent heroine, Evelyn Preer, fighting for what she believes in. Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youth. Within Our Gates stars an independent heroine fighting for what she believes in.


• Sun 2/10/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Soul Food Scholar: Adrian Miller's Tales of a White House Kitchen


Experience an informative and entertaining presentation by James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller on the fascinating African-Americans who have served in the presidential kitchen. You'll enjoy delicacies based on presidential recipes as you delve into the lives of the chefs who fed Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Obama. Miller combed through the stories of more than 150 black men and women who cooked in the White House kitchen throughout history – from George Washington’s “onions done in the Brazilian way” to a controversial beanless chili prepared for Lyndon B. Johnson – to shine a light on how food played an important role in major events in his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. You will leave with a unique perspective on the American presidency.


• Tue 2/12/19 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM