The Harvey B. Gantt Center nearly tripled its membership in the last year to exceed its goal of signing up 1,974 members. The center’s success…

Hailing history and community service, Harvey B. Gantt Center president and CEO David Taylor announced a yearlong initiative to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Afro-American Culture Center. “This milestone provides an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the Gantt Center’s role in shaping ideas, people and paths in the Charlotte region over the past four […]

Congratulations to this year’s Gantt Center Jazzy Holiday Luncheon award recipients: Compass Group, philanthropists Sally & Russell Robinson and Sign of The Times’ Tyrone Jefferson.  

Three new exhibitions at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture examining African-American social status and influence, opened this week. The exhibitions…

Jonathan Green is an internationally renowned artist, but he could also be a historian. Before he delves into a visual arts project, he dives into books first. Green said his home is filled with books about African American culture, European culture and now rice. Yes, rice. Green is known for his brightly colored paintings that […]

The Harvey Gantt Center is celebrating the contributions of African Americans with Saturday morning storytelling and hands-on art activities for kids, a documentary film and…

The Evolution of Black Gospel seeks to musically capture one of African-American’s richest traditions – gospel music. The musical tribute to gospel greats opens at the Booth Playhouse on Thursday. The play features the Forever Jones, a family band, in a soul-satisfying, footstomping musical timeline of what drives the black spirit. “It’s always good to […]

February is chock full of event to celebrate black history, and it’s one of our favorite months. We spend it celebrating the accomplishments of our forefathers, focusing on the direction of the next generation and remembering our rich history. Then in Charlotte the month ends with the beginning of our biggest tribute to blackness the […]

Was Queen Charlotte black? An exhibit by artist Ken Aptekar in the Mint Museum uptown ponders this centuries-old question with a six-panel interpreation of the Queen Charlotte portrait at Mint Museum on Randolph. The Detroit born Apteka titled the piece “Charlotte’s Charlotte.” Read the full story on Qcitymetro. The exhibit is one of the many […]

Ask Michael B. Platt to explain his work, and the Washington, D.C., artist hesitates for a moment. He has been described as a “printmaker” (he prefers the phrase image maker), someone who takes photography and manipulates it to create something that’s entirely different – not exactly a photo, not exactly a collage, and certainly not a painting or drawing. Platt calls it “computer-generated imagery.”