The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture exists to present, preserve and promote African-American art, culture and history for the education and enlightenment of all. It is our intention to stimulate interest in the creative contributions African-Americans have made to world culture and inspire life-long learning. Since its founding in 1974, the dream of the first visionaries has been elevated to unanticipated levels. Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at the Levine Center for the Arts, the Afro-American Cultural Center, is now known as the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. This new facility is named in honor of Harvey Bernard Gantt, a trailblazer known for being the first African-American student admitted to Clemson University who later served as Charlotte’s first African-American mayor.
551 South Tryon Street
Students will experience a 15-minute guided tour of one of our current exhibitions. A workshop focusing on one of the following noted Black Artists concludes the experience.
Students will create art in the style of the artist their teacher has chosen. Students will be able to take their finished product with them at the conclusion of the workshop. This tour option must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Tour + Workshop experiences are available to be booked between 10:30am and 3:30pm
Visitors are required to arrange their own transportation to and from the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Our building is accessible for those in need of elevators, escalators, and wheelchair accessible entry.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
at Levine Center for the Arts
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Enhanced guided tours are available for $5 per student for groups of 25 students and up. There is a cap of 45 students per session. Larger groups please contact us to create a staggered experience for your organization.
The learner will understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
The learner will develop an awareness of art as an avocation and profession.
The learner will develop critical and creative thinking skills and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding and producing art.
Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.
Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.
Please contact Guest Services at least 24 hours in advance to cancel your tour.
Please note, if your group arrives more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled guided tour, they may have an abbreviated tour or experience the Center via a self-guided tour.
Pre-paid groups that cancel will be given an opportunity to reschedule their tour.