Art branches out across Charlotte

In an effort to share unique art collections and to bring art into a variety of communities, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt center for African-American Arts + Culture are launching Inside|Out Charlotte as part of a partnership with the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation.While there is plenty of culture in Charlotte, it is about to be a little bit more front and center, at least temporarily.

There will be an educational component that will include discussions and walking tours as part of the partnership between the museums and the surrounding communities that feature their art. As far as the actual art goes, current exhibitions at the Bechtler Museum will be used for reproductions that will be framed and placed in parks and unexpected locations throughout the city.

The Inside|Out program is a national program organized by the Knight Foundation that was excited to expand to Charlotte. Communities that participate in the effort will have professionally installed exhibitions either from April to July in the Spring or from September to December in the Fall. Each exhibition will feature between five and eight art reproductions within walking or biking distance from each other. The city can expect approximately 60 art displays in the Spring and another 88 displays in the Fall. Art may be freestanding or mounted and will be in neighborhoods that have requested them.

For more information on what you can expect from this art initiative, be sure to read the full article at charlottefive.com, or for more details on the program, check out insideoutCLT.org.

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