Charlotte, NC (January 19, 2017) – The Harvey B. Gantt Center for Africa-American Arts & Culture will debut its new collection of exhibitions to the public on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a free, day-long open house for the community. Activities include gallery talks, artist and curator-led tours and other activities that also coincide with ASC Connect with Culture day, an initiative of the Arts & Science Council to promote cultural diversity.og-img

“We applaud the Arts & Science Council for its efforts to highlight the vast spectrum of the arts and for enabling the community to enjoy all that our institutions have to offer, for free,” says David Taylor, President & CEO of the Harvey B. Gantt Center. “By Bringing renowned artists such as Alison Saar to exhibit her work here in Charlotte, we are demonstrating the endless ways in which visual art can be presented and perceived, particularly as it pertains to people of color. Our aim is to eliminate stereotypes by exposing individuals to the work of abstract and contemporary artists who are sculptors, photographers, and painters.”

The Gantt Center will host a series of free events as part of the opening weekend and ASC Connect with Culture Day. Additional details about the artists and programming are available at