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South Side Community Art Center


3831 S. Michigan Ave.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


L. Gustav Hallberg, 1893; Renovation: Brendendieck & Lerner, 1940


Brendendieck & Lerner, 1940


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.

Visitors will be self guided with volunteers on site to share information about our exhibitions and programs, and will have the opportunity to view Tracing Our Path Through Bronzeville, by filmmaker Reginald Rice, with rotating screening times from 1-4PM.

Visitor Experience

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.