exhibits

Past Exhibits

 
Nov122016
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Jan222017

The Life and Times of Robert Smalls

From escaped enslaved person to Civil War hero to member of the S.C. House of Representatives, Robert Smalls’ storied trajectory from enslavement to freedom is the subject of this multifaceted exhibit.
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Sep272015
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Nov272016

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South

In September 2015 Levine Museum of the New South launches a major exhibit of national significance. ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South will explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos.
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Apr232016
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Nov052016

Cotton & Collards: Unearthing Stories of Home Through Kitchens and Closets

In the South, cotton and collard greens evoke stories across generations from residents and immigrants, tourists and travelers, pasts and presents. Through an innovative, collaborative arts and oral history project titled "Cotton & Collards: Unearthing Stories of Home Through Kitchens and Closets," students have learned about and considered connections between food, clothing and home, and what that means to us as individuals.
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Jul162016
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Oct162016

A Milestone in History: You Should Have Seen What I've Heard

Levine Museum presents a small collection of photographs from the World Famous Milestone Club.
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Apr012016
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Sep112016

The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists

“The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists” features striking photographs taken by renowned folklorist Dr. William Ferris, of Southern-inspired cultural, artistic and literary icons.
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Sep052015
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Apr102016

We Are the Music Makers

Music Maker Relief Foundation, a public charity assisting and expanding the careers of American musical artists, has partnered with Levine Museum of the New South to display, We Are the Music Makers, a photography exhibit featuring photos and stories of little known Southern musicians and southern music culture.
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Sep052015
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Feb282016

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition

Groundbreaking in focus and depth, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited presents powerful stories of generosity among Americans of African descent.
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Feb142015
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Aug232015

No Roadmap: Integrating the Charlotte Medical Community 1951-1965

This panel exhibit tells the story of the daring young professionals who worked to integrate Mecklenburg County‘s hospitals and the state medical society between 1951-1965.
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Mar212015
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Aug232015

We Are

With more than century's worth of achievements, the Charlotte area YWCA has a powerful story to tell. A new panel exhibit now on display at Levine Museum shares this story.
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Mar072015
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Aug092015

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History

The first exhibit to commemorate the history of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s, Cedars in the Pines was researched and developed by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at N.C. State University.
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Feb142015
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Aug032015

And the Struggle Continues

This traveling exhibit from the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University, explores the history of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference following 1968. It focuses primarily on four broad programmatic areas and shows how the SCLC expanded its mission in the decades following the iconic Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
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Apr042015
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Jul122015

ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty

To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of its founding in 1965, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is displaying a 10-panel history exhibit which chronicles the nonprofit civil liberties organization’s work defending civil liberties in North Carolina over the past half century.
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Aug302014
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Mar302015

Looking Forward/Looking Back

A panel exhibit created by the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Area Transit System provides a preview of the CityLYNX Gold Line public art project.
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Oct112014
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Feb222015

Selma to Montgomery: The March for the Right to Vote

A traveling exhibit from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) featuring the work of Spider Martin.
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Jul252014
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Jan252015

Out of the Shadows: Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall

A traveling exhibit organized by Stonewall National Museum & Archives, as part of its mission to collect, preserve and disseminate materials related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer culture.
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Jul252014
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Jan252015

Publicly Identified: Coming Out Activist in the Queen City

A timeline of Charlotte history curated by UNC Charlotte assistant director for sexual and gender diversity Joshua Burford, and featuring selections from the J. Murrey Atkins Library.
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Jul252014
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Jan252015

Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest

Meet a Southern activist who was a champion for human rights throughout her life as a Civil Rights lawyer, poet, author, African American and Episcopal priest.
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May172014
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Sep142014

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges

On February 22, 1936, an editorial in the Afro-American paper stated: "Our constitution keeps the South from passing many of the laws Hitler has invoked against the Jews, but by indirection, by force and terrorism, the south and Nazi Germany are mental brothers."
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Feb222014
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Aug172014

Faces of Freedom Summer

Faces of Freedom Summer features 102 photographs taken by Herbert Randall in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. These powerful images document the struggles and triumphs of Civil Rights activists and disenfranchised African-American voters during the summer of 1964.
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Dec212013
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Jun292014

Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid

Undocumented Latino youth who have lived in this country since they were infants or toddlers are an increasingly significant demographic in the South. They consider the U.S. their home; it's all most have ever known. Yet they face considerable barriers, often live in fear, and exist in the shadows of their communities in order to hide their legal status.
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Aug142013
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Apr032014

Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement

Photographer Byron Baldwin has curated an exhibit of 24 photographs documenting the regional Civil Rights movement as seen through the eyes of Carolina photographers Don Sturkey, Bruce Roberts, James Peeler, Cecil Williams and others
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Aug232013
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Feb022014

View From the Other Side

Artists and students present works informed and inspired by issues of civil and human rights. The exhibit features pieces from local artists TJ Reddy, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Mikale Kwiatkowski and Antoine Williams, along with pieces from Performance Learning Center and History Active students.
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Aug242013
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Dec012013

Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham

Levine Museum of the New South presents Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham, an exhibit featuring provocative works by leading contemporary artists and designers, who carefully examine the various social conditions and components that energized the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, as well as continue the dialogue of race and equality in today's society.
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Jan262013
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Aug072013

Boots on the Ground: Charlotte Perspectives on the War in Iraq

It's been nearly a decade since U.S. troops entered Baghdad. In April 2003, the ground phase of the War in Iraq began. In a new exhibit organized by Levine Museum of the New South and on display from January 26 through July 2013, we invite you to look back at the conflict through the perspectives of five Charlotte residents.
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Jan192013
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Jul142013

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We the People"?

From January 19 through July 2013, Levine Museum of the New South will host Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"? This traveling exhibit, originally presented at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles, explores the themes of civil rights and democracy through the perspectives of seven individuals whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II.
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Sep292012
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Dec312012

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

In a spirit of reverence and remembrance, Levine Museum of the New South presented Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, a graphic exhibit that examined one of the most horrific chapters of American history, and one that continues to influence society today.
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Feb252012
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Sep092012

Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina

Levine Museum of the New South presents Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, an exhibit that chronicles Jewish life in the Tar Heel state from colonial times to the present.
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Jun242012
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Sep092012

Families of Abraham

This photographic narrative, which explores the commonalities among Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, has traveled and been exhibited at museums and colleges in North Carolina and around the country.
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Feb252012
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Jun022012

Courage & Compassion

In 1941, the Nazis initiated their murderous campaign against the Jews of Belarus. Three brothers, Tuvia, Asael, and Zus Bielski, refused to become victims, and courageously fought back.
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Jan152011
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Jan222012

COURAGE: The Carolina Story That Changed America

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, the Museum brought back COURAGE: The Carolina Story That Changed America, appearing in Charlotte for the first time since 2004. The exhibit tells the powerful grassroots story of the Rev. J.A. De Laine and the other brave citizens of Clarendon County, S.C., who brought the first lawsuit in America challenging racial segregation in public schools.
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Feb142009
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Nov302010

Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor®

Charlotte today stands at a critical juncture in U.S. history. The South – historically one the United States' most isolated regions – has become a magnet for newcomers from across the U.S. and around the globe.
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Sep072007
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May252008

Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons

There is a South that we all carry in our minds. Let's call it the Stereotype South. The Stereotype South is created by popular culture – images and ideas that bombard us from movies, novels, TV, cartoons.
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Jun132006
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Nov272006

From Cambodia to Carolina: Tracing the Journeys of New Southerners

In 1981, Cambodians began arriving in Charlotte and founded the first Cambodian Buddhist temple in the South. Within a few years, both Charlotte and Greensboro had become important centers for resettlement from that war-torn country.
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