Founded in 1940, the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) is the oldest Black American art center in the United States and is a Chicago Historic Landmark. It is the only WPA-era African-American art center of its kind to remain continuously open. Virtually every major artist associated with Bronzeville has been involved with the SSCAC over the years. Its mission is to conserve, preserve and promote the legacy and future of Black American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.
Tours are self-guided and volunteers will be onsite to share information about SSCAC exhibitions and programs. The film "Tracing Our Path Through Bronzeville," by Reginald Rice, will also be on view.