What Is It Going To Take? Art and Social Change
On January 24, 2023, Levine Museum hosted an in-depth conversation at MacFly Fresh alongside Garrison Gist, Keudis Sanchz and Percy King—featured artists in the Charlotte’s Men of Change exhibition, about art and social change as they reflected on the work they created for the exhibit.
Inspired by the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., Charlotte’s Men of Change honors local Black leaders for their work as businessmen, teachers, political and justice activists, coaches, and visionaries. Their extraordinary stories of determination and resilience hold lessons for us all.
An original work of art commissioned by local creatives accompanies each of our featured men, providing new layers of interpretation and symbolism for considering the powerful legacies of Charlotte’s Men of Change.
Told across six themes, Charlotte’s Men of Change is on view at Levine Museum and the Gantt Center. Visit both institutions to learn about these six local change-makers.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South are proud to collaborate and bring the dynamic exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. to our Charlotte community. The exhibition profiles the revolutionary men whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country.
Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Free admission to the Men of Change Exhibition at the Gantt Center and Levine Museum is made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.