Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture
DESCRIPTION: Formerly called the Afro-American Cultural Center, since moving to its new home, Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture plays a larger role in Charlotte’s cultural scene. Dr. Mary Harper and Dr. Bertha Maxwell established the Cultural Center in 1974 as an outgrowth of the Black Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 1976, the Afro-American Cultural Center opened in Spirit Square Center for the Arts. In 1986, the Cultural Center moved to the Historic AME Zion Church. In 2009, it moved to this custom-built venue and was renamed in honor of former Charlotte Mayor Harvey B. Gantt, a supporter of the center. The architecturally-striking center hosts the renown Hewitt Collection of African American Art, a Buffalo Soldier exhibit, changing exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media shows by local, state and national artists.
HANDICAP ACCESIBLE: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC