Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +...

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

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




Activate The Image

Program description

(Guided Tour + Writing Activity + Performance)

Students will take a journey into the world of our exhibits and create a narrative for a piece of their choice. This workshop can also be expanded to include performances of the students’ written works.

Booking / scheduling contact

Angie Chandler



Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Program type: Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Subject: English, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:

 Tour + Workshop experiences are available to be booked between 10:30am and 3:30pm

Space / technical requirements:

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

Fees / Ticketing:

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 (more than 45) please contact us to create a staggered experience for your organization.



NC Standard Course of Study:

COMPETENCY GOAL 5: The learner will understand the visual arts in relation
to history and cultures

COMPETENCY GOAL 7: The learner will perceive connections between visual
arts and other disciplines

CCR Anchor Standard W.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured
event sequences.



NC Essential Standards:

NC DPI Standards-
Visual Arts
7.V.1.1: Use art vocabulary to analyze art.
V.1: Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.
CX.1: Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

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.