If you would like to visit an art gallery that has a certain theme to it, then The Harvey B. Gantt Center should be the ideal place for you. Located right in the middle of the business district of Charlotte, the Harvey B. Gantt Center, which is one of the several institutions that form the Levine Center For the Arts, has its main theme as the celebration of African-American culture through all forms of art – dance, music, film, theater, and of course, visual art.
True to its theme, the Center is located in the area which was formerly a prominent African-American community, and stands as a very stylish and beautiful building that is modeled after Myers Street School (a former school in the district) and primarily exhibits creations which portrays issues that are relevant to the community. One striking feature of the building is the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ – which was a part of the school – and aimed to spread the concept of educational advancement and enlightenment.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center also houses The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, which features works by several prominent African-American artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Jonathan Green, and Elizabeth Catlett.
Address: 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 547-3700