Consider a painting. View classic films. Join a dance class. Meet emerging artists. Hone your poetry skills. Located at the Levine Center for the Arts in the former Brooklyn neighborhood – one of the city's oldest African-American communities – the Harvey B. Gantt Center is Charlotte's destination for the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. The Center creates unique, cultural experiences, celebrating culture through dance, music, visual and literary arts, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach. Named for Harvey B. Gantt, the prominent Charlotte architect and community leader, the Center is housed in an inspired and distinguished award-winning structure designed by renowned architect Phillip Freelon. The Center is home to the nationally celebrated John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art.