Charlotte Art Galleries
(Charlotte, North Carolina - NC, USA)
Charlotte boasts a burgeoning arts scene with a number of top art galleries, more than most first-time visitors realize. Neighborhoods such as NoDa and the Plaza Midwood are bursting with galleries offering a full spectrum of art styles and designs.
The Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte is a stately institution on par with the best in the country, being founded in 1936 and bursting with pre-Columbian pieces, American and European pottery, and ethnic art. Also worth checking out in the city is the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture (also often referred to as the Afro-American Cultural Center), which features regular themed events and shows, as well as an appealing exhibition space with over 200 well-preserved regional artifacts and a convenient central location alongside St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
Address: 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28202, USA
Tel: +1 704 547 3700
Situated close to the Bank of America Stadium and St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for Afro-American Cultural Center is an interesting attraction in Charlotte, showcasing the diversity of African American culture and heritage. Attractions at the center include a theater, art gallery and an amphitheater that is home to a regular smorgasbord of cultural and historical events and displays. The building's prominent stained glass windows originally hail from Little Rock AME Zion Church.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Mint Museum Randolph
Address: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), 28207, USA
Tel: +1 704 337 2000
Located on the southeastern side of the city and alongside Eastover Park, close to the Randolph Road Park, the Mint Museum Randolph was established all the way back in 1936. This attraction resides within the city's former mint and comes with a series of European, American and pre-Columbian art, the collections of which rank favorably when compared to the best offerings in America. Visitors will also be able to check out some period costumes from yesteryear, along with modern art, internationally recognized collections of porcelain and ceramics, period costumes, antique maps, gold coins and a number of ancient pieces. Of note, this is actually the oldest and most respected art museum in the state. Exhibits are grouped within a number of themed, categorized collections, namely American Art, Art of the Ancient Americas, Decorative Arts and the Denholm collection of pottery.
Open hours: Tuesday - 10:00 to 22:00, Wednesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - noon to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children, children under five free
Center of the Earth Gallery
Address: 3204 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28205, USA
Tel: +1 704 375 5756
A popular, ultra hip contemporary gallery located in NoDa district, Center of the Earth is home to an impressive range of works by local artists and features paintings, sculptures and glassworks from both established and emerging artists alike. Nearby attractions include the Neighborhood Theater, the Hart-Witzen Studio and Highland Park.
Open hours: Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday to Saturday - 10:30 to 18:00
Hodges Taylor Gallery
Address: 401 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28202, USA
Tel: +1 704 334 3799
Hodges Taylor Gallery is a welcoming, down-to-earth gallery located in Uptown, with its number one goal to make art and its appreciation accessible to all. Playing a prominent role in the Charlotte arts scene for over 20 years, the Hodges Taylor Gallery features the work of around 50 artists, covering almost every form of art work imaginable, from photography to sculpture and fine art prints. Regularly changing exhibitions keep things fresh. Many places of interest stand close by, include the Duke Energy Theater, the McGlohon Theater, the Public Library, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Discovery Place.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00
Queen's Gallery and Art Center
Address: 1212 The Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28205, USA
Tel: +1 704 372 2993
Located in the hip Plaza Midwood area in Charlotte's original Church of Christ, the Queen's Gallery and Art Center lies on the eastern side of the city, close to the Commonwealth Avenue and the Veterans Park. The center represents numerous local and regional artists, along with hosting regular performance art exhibitions, including music and poetry readings.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00