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
(Guided Tour + Goal Setting Exercise + Artist Led Drawing Workshop)
3rd – 12th Grade
Students will be led on a guided tour of one exhibition and then experience a 45-minute workshop centered around creating a personal vision. Led by a museum educator or teaching artist students will complete a goal setting exercise and use the information gained to create a self-portrait.
11:00 a.m- 3:00 p.m
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.
CCR Anchor Standard W.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured
COMPETENCY GOAL 7: The learner will perceive connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
CCR Anchor Standard RL.4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
AAS.E.1 Understand the ways in which African Americans addressed opportunities, challenges, and strategies concerning economic well being over time.
AAS.H.2 Understand the significance of historical personalities, groups, institutions, and events in shaping African American life over time.
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.