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Arts & Museums
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is a memorial to help educate the public of current and future generations of Charlotte Hawkins Brown's contributions to educating the African American community in Greensboro. The Palmer Memorial Institute was founded by Brown in 1902, and continued educating rural African American youth for 10 years after her death in 1961. Brown named the institution after her mentor Alice Freeman Palmer. There are tours of historic structures such as dormitories and Brown's residence are given, exhibits and audio-visual presentations are also given. Numerous special events celebrated at the site each year, and among them include Brown's birthday, African American History Month, African American Heritage Festival, as well as a Christmas Open House.
The museum is a historic site at the former Palmer Memorial Institute, a preparatory school established in 1902 by Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a noted African American educator and national civic leader; it closed in 1971. For the 50 years of her presidency, Dr. Brown built PMI into one of the most renowned schools for African American youth in the nation.
Burwell School, constructed in 1921 by John Berry, was the home of Reverend Robert Burwell and his family. The Reverend's wife Margaret Anna Burwell used her home to run a girls' school from 1837 to 1857, whence the name Burwell School. Following this the building was used as a home for notable residents of Hillsborough. Burwell School has been working as a historic house museum since 1964. The house, with exhibits and regular events, give visitors a glimpse into the Hillsborough citizens' lives during the Civil War era.
Stories of the African Diaspora are featured on different types of media, including canvas, textiles, sculpture, music, and personal possessions, at the University Galleries. Two permanent focal collections, the Mattye Reed African Heritage Collection and the Henry Clinton Taylor Collection, are among the many revolving exhibits honoring African culture in the museum.
Housing the nation's largest collection of African art and artifacts, this museum offers tours and lectures that are meant to educate people in the accomplishments, history, and culture of African societies and persons of African descent. Over 3,500 items from more than 30 African nations are housed here.
Established in 1956, this gallery showcases world art with a special emphasis on the cultures and peoples within the community, with its primary focus being the art work of African-Americans.
The key aspect to the Greensboro Children's Museum, the part that they stress is that above all else, is that the children that come through their doors get to experience something educational and interactive. There are outreach programs for children throughout the community that seek to educate the youth about nature through activities in science. There are various kinds of field-trips available including fun sleepovers.
Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro Historical Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. There are exhibits that are both the permanent kind as well as those that are here for only a limited time.
The Tyler White Gallery showcases art that is meant to be exhibited in your office or home, and will do its utmost to help you find the right piece for your personal space. The rotating exhibits at the gallery cater to a variety of tastes, and have featured artists like Lauren Worth, Molly Davis and Mike Hoyt. First time collectors should take advantage of the gallery's installation and presentation consulting services.
The African American Atelier is a non-profit group that promotes African American art awareness, and achieves that goal by hosting art classes for children and adults alike and various exhibits throughout the year. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center and is spread over three spaces. The featured artwork changes frequently, so check the website for special events and artist receptions.
The Green Hill Center is dedicated to promoting arts and culture. It has four floors of art galleries that host a variety of paintings and cultural exhibits. Additionally, there are studios, classrooms and rehearsal halls that showcase events and informative workshops. If you enjoy arts and culture, the Green Hill Center is the place to go.
This upscale visual arts center and gallery features changing exhibitions by North Carolina artists and offers a variety of educational programs for children and adults.