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South Side Community Art Center

Address:
3831 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653, US

Category: Arts and Culture

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Originally built in 1893, black artists convinced local administrators of the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Arts Project to convert this building into a studio space and gallery in 1940. At its dedication the following year, Eleanor Roosevelt attended as the guest of honor. This space became a cultural home for black artists such as Margaret Goss Burroughs, Hughie Lee-Smith, Archibald Motley, Jr., Elizabeth Catlett, and Charles White and remains an important venue for up-and-coming artists today.



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