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

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  • Besides art work there are often other cultural and fun events at the museum. During the summer months, there are rooftop jazz concerts. Saw and listened to Merlie Edgars (Medgar Edgars widow) there a...  more »
  • The Gantt Museum was nice. My expectation when we arrived would be the history of African Americas in Charlotte, NC. However there were three exhibits when we toured over the Thanksgiving holiday (Sha...  more »
  • This place is a gem. So glad I found it on TripAdvisor. Helped me add something interesting to a leisurely trip. There are two different levels and many rooms of artwork from different eras to explore...  more »
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  • As soon as my groom and I decided on the day that we would get married and what type of wedding we wanted, we knew exactly the space that would fulfill this vision. Chanel Davis (Events Manager) and the rest of the Harvey B. Gantt Center staff did an amazing job helping us understand how we could maximize the space and how to create the perfect experience for our wedding guests. Chanel and her team are highly experienced while holding many events on a regular basis not limited to weddings. She was responsive to all of our questions, concerns, and suggestions. This venue is well known in the Charlotte, NC community and lives up to its reputation. I would not hesitate to book there again. FIVE STARS!!
  • The Wake Forest College LAUNCH Program had an amazing time at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Saturday Oct 15th! Many thanks to Herman and his team of guides touring 60 high school students through the exhibits and engaging in thought provoking conversation. We are grateful for the exposure to African American arts and culture, this experience has impacted our students in a positive way!
  • The cultural center has a very beautiful museum that is DEFINITELY worth visiting. There are few, very complete exhibits there that depict African-American heritage and culture through different mediums - and the exhibits rotate. I saw the beautiful paintings made with cloth by local artist Nellie Ashford, an exhibit featuring quilts and an exhibit with incredible wood carvings. Definitely visit and also go to the gift shop, too, where the work of other artists is featured! The exhibits themselves are calm and are full of many beautiful works. There were other visitors including student groups there too. Also the museum staff is very kind and welcoming!
  • An amazing space. The exhibitions were all beautifully laid out and presented; the three that were there when I visited were a collection of local art by Nellie Ashford, a quilt-centric exhibit, and woodworks by Avelino Samuel and John Muscoll. The latter exhibit was especially incredible, both in terms of the virtuosic beauty of the objects themselves and in the delicate way they were arranged and mounted; it was especially great that after wandering and reading enough, one could tell which objects were Muscoll's and which were Samuel's at a glance. Though to be honest the choice of ambient music was kind of corny. There was also an event going on, with delicious chicken wings and fantastic live music. Be warned that there is not always an event going on with delicious chicken wings, and that if you go at any time without such an event and expect chicken wings, you will be disappointed. It does seem that such events happen somewhat regularly, though. Shout out to my man Herman (Hermann?); it was an honor to be your floater. Also to the cute girl selling sunglasses for whatever reason, and to the man trying to get elected to some office or other - good luck! At least, as long as your policies aren't terrible.
  • Wonderful experience with my family today. We are rich with history!