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Visit to the South Side Community Arts Center
Tuesday, August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Members and guests – Art Center entry is free, but a donation is suggested. The day before the event, a confirmation email with additional details will be sent to all registered attendees.
Founded in 1940, SSCAC is the oldest African American art center in the United States and is housed in a Chicago Historic Landmark building. It is dedicated to conserving, preserving and promoting the legacy and future of African American art and artists. The current exhibit is called “…of the land: acts of refusal and ratification.” It is a three-person exhibition featuring new and recent works from Chicago-based artists Ajmal ‘Mas Man’ Millar, Lola Ayisha Ogbara, and R. Treshawn Williamson and explores homeplace through sculpture, self-imaging, and materialism.
After a curator-led tour, we will walk across the street for an optional self-hosted meal at Pearl’s Place (3901 S Michigan Ave), a Bronzeville institution serving classic southern soul food for over 30 years.
If you plan to attend and can drive, please call the Village office.
Note: Unfortunately, this building is not accessible. It is located in an old two story home with 7-8 stairs to the entry and interior stairs leading to rest rooms and additional exhibits.
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