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

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Address: 551 S Tryon St, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC 28202-1839
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excellent historical displays

i attended an evening social gathering on the top floor of this facility. great building. my visit included a visit to the museum floors. excellent information.

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Michael F
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

i attended an evening social gathering on the top floor of this facility. great building. my visit included a visit to the museum floors. excellent information.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It was a little on the small side, but making up for its size was the level of depth in the artists interpretation of African American history. They had abstract exhibits, camera media, and my favorite an awesome exhibition hall of sculptures... If you have never been please go. Doesn't take 30 minutes to do it all but worth going... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 among others. (Pardon the spelling of her first name.)

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New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 (Shaping the Vessel: Mascoll + Samuel; Nellie Ashford: Through My Eyes, and Quilts and Social Fabric: Heritage and Improvisation). I expected more however, the exhibits were informative.

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Thank GigiNYC
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

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. Definitely worth the small admittance fee.

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Thank SmallsJD
Cudahy, California
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to see the wood turning exhibit, as well as two mixed media exhibits. Worth the time and effort to visit this museum. I truly enjoyed it.

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Thank Rosa S
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the site on a weekday and it was beautiful and peaceful. The gentleman running the gift shop was polite and helpful.

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Thank Amber C
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was thrilled to have visited the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, finding there, in permanent residence,the John and Vivian Hewitt Collection. This collection is made up of many renown African American artist: BEARDEN, Jacob LAWRENCE, Henry O. TANNER and others. Because it was not a planned visit and time was limited, it is my hope... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Enjoyed the exhibits they had. It was nice and peaceful being able to walk through and read about each piece.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The paintings shown are all by the same artist. They all look similar. The wooden vessels all looked similar. There is not much art to see here. They need more of a variety of artists and more to display.

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