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.
With free admission and programs for all ages and backgrounds, the Community Opening celebrates the first day that the Men of Change exhibition is open to the public. This kickoff has been designed to deepen our community’s understanding of and connection to the exhibition.
Tours of the Exhibit
Tours will begin at the Gantt Center and proceed to Levine Museum.
Starting times: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm
Schedule for the Day
*Note the following events will be at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.
12 noon – 2 pm
Be The Change: Drop-in Art Workshop – Create a typographic fist, representing taking change into your own hands
12 noon – 2 pm
The August Wilson Collection: Theater Performance – Brand New Sheriff (BNS) Productions, Charlotte’s only African-American repertory theatre, celebrates the life and contributions of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson with monologues & scenes from 3 of his most beloved works: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and Gem of the Ocean. Followed by an audience talkback.
1 pm – 2:30 pm
Just Like Jesse Owens: Children’s Book Storytelling and Workshop – Author Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Man of Change Ambassador Andrew Young, will share the great story behind the book and how it influenced her and her father’s life path
2:30 pm – 4 pm
Game Changer: Culture and History Trivia Activity – A fun trivia game that will deepen the understanding of the exhibition, winners will receive a prize
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
To the Stars: Drop-in Art Workshop ;– Galaxy-centered art workshop inspired by Man of Change Charles Bolden
4 pm – 5 pm
Men of Jazz: Live Musical Performance – Live band covers of Ellington, Coltrane, Davis and Armstrong led by musician and community leader, Tim Scott
Please note that all programs during the opening are available to everyone until capacity is reached. Most of the day’s experiences are drop-in and out to ensure that many guests have the opportunity to enjoy. No additional registration is required for a specific program during the opening.
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.