Uptown Charlotte, the area around the Charlotte Convention Center, offers gathering participants many spots of interest within easily walk-able distances. Plan to visit one or more of these venues to better know our host city.
No trip to Charlotte would be complete without a stop at the Levine Museum of the New South, an interactive history museum interpreting post-Civil War southern society. For a nominal admission fee you can enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum’s centerpiece exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, plus two special exhibits, Faces of Freedom Summer (featuring photos taken in Harrisburg, Mississippi during the summer of 1964) and Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow (exploring Jewish refugee scholars at Black colleges).
Visit the Levine Center for the Arts and you’ll connect with the three museums described below When you’re walking around Uptown, you’ll recognize this area because of the many-mirrored sculpture on a nearby sidewalk.
Those who love modern art (or a great art museum gift shop!) will want to stop by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art where you can enjoy pieces by Picasso, Calder and Warhol, to name a few.
Don’t miss the Harvey B. Gannt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, named after the first African-American student admitted to Clemson University and Charlotte’s first African-American mayor. Appreciate paintings, etchings and sketches by African-American artists, including Romare Bearden.
For American, contemporary and European art, head over to the Mint Museum Uptown, also an easy walk from the convention center. Among the exhibitions to check out is “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design & Fashion.”