Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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

Hewitt collection of art has home in Charlotte

The Associated Press

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

— After spending years traveling the country, a collection of African-American art has a permanent home in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site Tuesday that some of the 58 works in the Hewitt Collection went on the walls of the new Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +Culture over the weekend. The center will open later this month.

The collection was purchased in 1998 by NationsBank, the predecessor of Bank of America, and was on tour nationally until the center was ready.

It includes works by 20 African-American artists from the 20th century including Charlotte native Romare Bearden. A New York couple, John and Vivian Hewitt, put together the collection.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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