Take a lunch to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at noon Friday and hear a free talk about the Carolina Panthers’ season by UNC Charlotte associate professor Daniel Grano.
Grano will discuss the increased national media attention that put the Panthers and their opponents at the center of discussions around hip-hop, race, domestic violence, homophobia, player safety and the struggles for recognition faced by expansion teams.
Grano is with UNC Charlotte’s Department of Communication Studies. As a researcher, he focuses on the intersection of politics and sports. He has published several articles and book chapters on the NFL and has a forthcoming book on sports, religion and politics from Temple University Press.
The Bechtler Museum is at 420 S. Tryon St. Lunch can be purchased from the museum’s cafe. No reservation is needed for Grano’s talk, but seating is limited.