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

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

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Visualizing Black Art


Program description

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.
 Romare Bearden
 Kara Walker
 Jean-Michel Basquiat
 Augusta Savage
 Gordon Parks
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


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-media, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
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 please contact us to create a staggered experience for your organization.


NC Standard Course of Study:

 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.

NC Essential Standards:

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.



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


Available upon request.

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.