Out & About - Harvey B. Gantt Center
Out & About is an occasional series that highlights the best that Charlotte has to offer to its lucky residents.
By David Owens-Hill
Firmly anchoring the southern corner of the Levine Center for the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture stands as a prime example of the city's rich cultural contributions ranging from music and dance to theatre, visual arts and literature.
Named for former Charlotte Mayor and lifelong civic leader Harvey B. Gantt, the Gantt Center contains a performance suite for artists, film screenings, special events, art galleries and communal outdoor terraces to further the center's mission of inclusion for all.
The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, "one of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art presented in its entirety," is permanently housed in the Gantt Center's galleries.
Along with its various programs and exhibitions, the Gantt Center offers an excellent summer internship program that Queens students can appreciate. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply, and will learn about various career topics in museum operations. Information about the program is available on the website
The Gantt Center is located at 551 S. Tryon St. For more information: www.ganttcenter.org