Charlotte is home to a variety of renowned museums, accompanied by a strong community of committed art enthusiasts, preservers and museum-goers. This fall, several museums open up new exhibits, some continuing into next year, exploring topics as diverse as British art, HIV/AIDS and LGBT history.
Listings below reprinted from The Charlotte Observer:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.; 704-353-9200; bechtler.org
Through Sept. 29: Max Bill: Selected Works.
Sept. 10-Feb. 18: British Invasion.
Sept. 10-Feb. 18: The Firebird: Celebrating Five Years in Charlotte.
Central Piedmont Community College
Ross Gallery (Overcash Building) and Pease Gallery (Learning Resources Center) at central campus of CPCC, Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive. blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries
Sept. 15-Nov. 6: Objects in Perspective: Collaboration by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams (Pease).
Oct. 20-Dec. 18: The Boxing Gym, de’Angelo Dia and Shaun El C. Leonardo (Ross).
Nov. 12-Jan. 8: Airy Knoll Farm Show (Pease).
Van Every/Smith Galleries on the Davidson College campus, 315 N. Main St., Davidson; 704-894-2519; www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org
Through Oct. 5: Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS (Van Every/Smith Galleries).
Oct. 23-Dec. 17: Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings (Van Every/Smith Galleries).
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.; 704-547-3700; ganttcenter.org
Through Jan. 19: Selected Works of J. Eugene Grigsby Jr.: Returning to Where the Artistic Seed was Planted.
Through Jan. 19: 40 and Counting: Celebrating Forty Years at the Gantt Center Through Art, Culture and Community.
Through Jan. 19: John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art.
Levine Museum of the New South
Through Jan. 25: LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality, including Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall and a local LGBTQ history timeline.
Oct. 11-February 22: Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon St; 704-332-5535; mccollcenter.org
Sept. 19-Nov. 22: Marek Ranis: Arctic Utopia.
Dec. 6-Jan. 3: Dignicraft: Encuentros/Encounters.
Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road; Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000; mintmuseum.org.
Ongoing: “Behind the Seams: Fashion Conservation & Photography Project.”
Ongoing: “Arts of Africa.”
Ongoing: “European Art.”
Ongoing: “North Carolina Pottery, Then and Now.”
Through Feb. 22: “Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection.”
Sept. 19-Oct. 17: “Pop-up Gallery: Lyle Owerko’s Boombox Project.”
Nov. 1 – Feb. 1: “Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100.”