Events this year at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will include a printmaking exhibit by David C. Driskell.
The center, which opened in October in the cultural campus on South Tryon Street, will begin the Driskell show Feb. 12. Driskell is one of the most important figures in contemporary African-American art and will feature works he has created over five decades.
The center also has scheduled a variety of events for Black History Month including "Passage to Freedom," a four-week exploration of the Underground Railroad. Among the events:
"Sounds of Freedom: Music of the Underground Railroad," Feb. 6.
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"Signs & Symbols of Freedom: What to Look for and What to Do," Feb. 13.
"Characteristics of Freedom," Feb. 20.
"Movement of Freedom: Dances of Freedom," Feb. 27.
A two-week teen drama camp will be offered beginning June 14.
Other exhibitions at the center include "Between Two Worlds" by Radcliffe Bailey, which examines the cultural journey from Africa to the Americas using vintage photographs, collected objects, adapted maps and other media. It runs through Jan. 10.
Juan Logan's "Leisure Space," an interpretation of water scenes from the Jim Crow era, runs through March 28.
The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection, the signature portfolio of African-American art collected over 50 years and including artists Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett, runs through December.