Fall A&E Guide 2015: History, culture on deck at area museums

Dr. Cornel West to speak in Charlotte on Sept. 17

Charlotte’s iconic galleries and museums bring a slew of artistic and edifying exhibits and events this fall. Check out these top picks below.

Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St., Charlotte
museumofthenewsouth.org.

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition
Sept. 5, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016
Groundbreaking in focus and depth, “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” presents powerful stories of generosity among Americans of African descent.

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¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South
Sept. 27, 2015-Oct. 30, 2016
In September 2015, Levine Museum of the New South launches a major exhibit of national significance. ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South will explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
ganttcenter.org.

cornelwestGantt Symposium with Dr. Cornel West
Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
The Gantt Center hostes Dr. Cornel West, an expert voice on freedom fighting traditions and torchbearer of “MLK’s legacy of telling the treaty and bearing witness to love and justice.” Tickets are $10-$25 at the museum’s website.

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Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration
Continues through Dec. 31, 2015
This exhibition includes examples of Elizabeth Catlett’s two- and three-dimensional works, as well as photographs of Catlett throughout her life.

AfriCOBRA Now: An Aesthetic Reflection
Continues through Dec. 31, 2015
This exhibition consists of two parts: work from various AfriCOBRA members who joined in 1968 and work by current members after the death of Jeff Donaldson.

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
discoveryplace.org.

One of the most iconic Body Worlds pieces is the "running man."

One of the most iconic Body Worlds pieces is the “running man.”

Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life
Nov. 21, 2015-May 16, 2016
In Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life, the latest exhibition from physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, you’ll see the body throughout the human life cycle and across the arc of aging. More than 100 plastinates — real human specimens preserved through Dr. von Hagens’ invention, the remarkable process called Plastination — reveal the human body in all its stages, across youth, growth, maturity and advanced age, and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease. Tickets range from $10-$24 at the museum’s website.

— Listings compiled by qnotes staff from promotional materials.

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