What's Happening At The Gantt
Kwanzaa 2013: Celebrating Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility
December 28 - Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?) – Response: Ujima! [oo-jee-mah] Spend the third day of Kwanzaa at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture in the spirit of Ujima or collective work and responsibility - to build and m...
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center
October 26, 2013 - Current - African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is an exhibition in which works by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam are coupled with the work of exciting new visionaries, including C...
Hewitt Education Fund
Education and public programs are integral to the legacy and success of The Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture. The Hewitt Education Fund directly supports interpretive programming that provides inroads to Gantt exhibitions; creates opportunities for lifelong learning; and builds institutional sustainability through increased membership, scholarship, and community support.
Proceeds from the fund specifically support a series of initiatives including:
Community Arts Project
The Community Arts Project places nationally-based public artists in partnership with local communities to explore issues of identity, history, and environment through art. Artists will work collaboratively with their local partners to define the scale and scope of the project, and create a minimum of one public work that will remain in the partner neighborhood. The Community Arts Project fosters community collaboration, increases all Charlotteans’ access to art and culture, and expands the Gantt footprint beyond Stonewall and South Tryon Streets.
Sister Schools Program
One of the larger challenges facing schools interested in cultural partnerships is funding. The Sister Schools program places the Gantt in a long term partnership with a collection of K-12 schools in the Charlotte Area. Designed for maximum impact, the Sister Schools Program will place an artist in residence to work collaboratively with school administrators and classroom teachers to develop a program that fits each partner. Funds support buses for field trips to the Gantt Center; classroom teacher release time for planning and training; student admission costs; materials and teaching artists’ fees.
Invested in creating equity for financially challenged students, the Youth Scholarship program allows students to attend one week of summer or intersession camp at no cost to their families. CMS students are nominated by their art, social studies or language arts teacher for participation. Funds pay tuition, as well as a stipend for lunch and transportation if required.
Make A Contribution To The Hewitt Education Fund
The Hewitt Education Fund welcomes contributions to help continue quality education and outreach programming at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.
Credits: Gantt Center opening. (l. to r.) David Taylor, Gantt Center President & CEO; Hugh McColl, Former Bank of America CEO; Vivian Hewitt and Harvey B. Gantt
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