Instill and Inspire: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

September 21, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Selections from one of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art. This collection features a number of images from the fifty-eight-piece collection of two-dimensional works by Charlotte-born Romare Bearden and other master artists including Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

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Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

September 21, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Both mesmerizing and mysterious, Siobhan’s works represent the interactions, and sometimes conflicts, of her conscious and subconscious minds. These thoughts are characterized by stunning power animals – pandas, tigers and grizzly bears – and antagonists, such as bees.  Each animal battles with the emotional struggles of the inner-self. Pain, suffering, acceptance and the...

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Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

September 21, 2017 - October 29, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore Asian culture during the Chinese Lantern Festival to be held Sept. 7 through Oct. 29, Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Large lanterns from Zigong, China will illuminate the Garden and guests can enjoy Kung Fu shows, Asian cuisine, authentic Chinese folk arts and more. Visit www.DSBG.org for more info and...

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Daily Planetarium Shows at Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Place Nature

September 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Explore the moon, stars and beyond in the new planetarium. Housed in the museum's original Charlotte A. Kelly Planetarium, the dome has been retrofitted with a new Digitarium Zeta planetarium system, with bench and floor seating around the dome.  The daily schedule will include a mix of multimedia shows and seasonal star shows. Multimedia shows are full-dome video adventures...

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Gaston County Museum

September 21, 2017 - March 3, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Explore the term "cabinet of curiosities" with this exhibit that describes a room rather than a piece of furniture. "Cabinets" originated in the 16th century and held large collections of unique objects, designed to demonstrate a family's wealth. Highlighted in this collection is some of the museum's objects that have never been seen before--some unusual and odd, and...

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