Museum goers at the "Making Their Mark" exhibition. Courtesy of The Levine Museum of the New South.

The Charlotte Museum of History presents 

Captured in Cartoons

1994 Final Four Cartoon by Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer. Courtesy of The Charlotte Museum of History

Explore some of Charlotte’s history through the evolution of political cartoons. This exhibition features works from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Kevin Siers. Sier’s work has often been in The Charlotte Obsever’s newspapers. Bob Gorrell and Popeye creator E.C. Segar are among other renowned artists whose works will also be featured. 

When: April 15

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $5

The Charlotte Art League presents

Keeping Charlotte Beautiful

Explore the beauty of Charlotte’s skyline, parks, landmarks and landscapes, and its people through various works from artists throughout the city. Join Charlotte Art League for its debut celebration!

When: April 15

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free


Akashi “Divine Soul Sister.” Courtesy of Charlotte is Creative

In response to a previous exhibition titled “Not in Repose,” over 45 artists, who have also survived sexual assault and domestic violence, will display pieces that explore healing through art. Most of the artists identify as women. 

When: Through April 30

Time: Friday-Saturday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Harvey B. Gantt Center presents

SEEING STARS: Works from the Fischer/Shull Collection of Contemporary Art

Zanele Muholi, “Phila 1.” Courtesy of the Harvey B. Gantt Center

This new exhibition includes works that comment on American race and gender relations through sculpture, painting, mixed-media and photography. Featured artists include Kehinde Wiley, Kerry James Marshall and Simone Leigh. 

The Gantt will host an opening celebration with remarks from the exhibition’s curator Dexter Wimberly and will have food and music. 

When: April 17

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Cost: Free

The University of North Carolina’s College of Arts and Architecture presents

Eyes Wide Open

Photo courtesy of UNC Charlotte

Join graduating UNC Charlotte students as they present their final thesis projects in 2D and 3D works. These seniors will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2D and 3D studio art. Featured student artists include Brooke Buchanan, Otto Lucas and Tiara Mitchell. 

Where: Rowe Art Gallery 

When: April 14-27

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Levine Museum of the New South presents

Making Their Mark

Museum goers at the “Making Their Mark” exhibition. Courtesy of The Levine Museum of the New South

Learn about the stories of Queen City’s pioneers, from civil rights activists to educators to artists. Catawba Chief Haigler, Julius Chambers and Dr. Annie Alexander are featured through photographs and keepsakes. 

When: Through April 30

Time: Thursday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Daija Peeler covers arts, culture, and faith in Charlotte.

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