The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum exhibit space in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is the primary venue for the exhibit of artwork and other collections, supplemented by additional exhibit space in the entry/foyer area of the building. The Brown Gallery was designed by the Freelon architectural firm, an award-winning company that has designed multiple projects in North Carolina and elsewhere in the nation. The Brown Gallery covers 1,520 square feet (customizable) on the main floor of the Stone Center.
Adjacent to the Gallery area is a multipurpose room that seats 150 persons and can be re-configured for symposia, workshops, etc. Films, other visual presentations and lectures can also be held in the multipurpose room, or in the 360- seat theatre also found on the first floor. Each of these spaces is fully equipped with the latest audio-visual technologies for conferencing, receiving and transmitting in real-time via satellite, wireless computing and other digital amenities.
The building also houses a 10,000-volume library of Africana materials that includes focus on the African diaspora in the Americas; two fully technologically equipped classrooms that seat 60 persons each; two fully equipped seminar rooms that seat 20 persons each; a 12-workstation computer lab; three offices for visiting fellows/artists/scholars; office suites for the staff of the Stone Center, The Institute for African American Research (IAAR), and four student cultural groups.
“The Hewitt Collection of African-American Art” was the first collection shown in the space. “Letters from Home: The Artwork of Michael D. Harris” is the second exhibit.
If you have an exhibit you would like displayed at the Stone Center, please read the exhibit guidelines and complete an exhibit application.