Changing Places Project
About the Changing Places Project
Levine Museum of the New South presented Changing Places, an exhibition project exploring how Charlotte, NC, is dealing with rapid demographic and cultural change, at our location from February 2009 to November 2010.
Although no longer available on display, you can host the mobile exhibition for Changing Places at your school or community center. Call 704.333.1887 for more info.
THE EXHIBIT at Levine Museum
The heart of the project was a 3500 square-foot exhibit titled Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor®, which featured video, artifacts, photography and more. Through interactive environments, such as an Indian kitchen, a Mexican tienda, a community park and others, visitors discovered stories from new arrivals, found examples of things "done before," explored longtime and new traditions, were challenged to push past stereotypes, shared stories in a video-talkback booth, and joined in many other exciting hands-on experiences.
Changing Places Gallery Guides are available in English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Vietnamese. To download these resources, please click on one of the selections below:
English Gallery Guide (PDF, 159 KB)
Chinese Gallery Guide (PDF, 258 KB)
French Gallery Guide (PDF, 221 KB)
German Gallery Guide (PDF, 221 KB)
Spanish Gallery Guide (PDF, 198 KB)
Vietnamese Gallery Guide (PDF, 215 KB)
The exhibit allowed groups to participate in the facilitated dialogue program Speaking of Change. Groups such as management teams or work groups, neighborhood associations, non-profits, civic or faith-based groups and other organizations were invited to visit the exhibit, and then have a facilitator-led conversation on related issues and themes. A similar program titled Turn the Tables was available for teen groups. To download these resources, please click on one of the selections below:
Related programs were made available throughout the year. Education Sponsor UNC Charlotte presented a monthly community conversation series titled "Changing Times ...Changing Minds," held at the museum the third Wednesday of each month. Details are available at http://video.uncc.edu/conversations/. The museum also hosted family programs, community days and other events, providing new and exciting cross-cultural learning opportunities. The program calendar is available at www.museumofthenewsouth.org/calendar.
A one-hour documentary produced in partnership with local public television station WTVI was aired 6 times throughout the year and further explored themes from the exhibit. Each time the documentary was aired, it incorporated new stories and interviews from visitors captured through the video talkback booth located inside the Changing Places exhibit at the museum. Air dates and times at www.wtvi.org.