Address: 200 East M L King Boulevard. Chattanooga, TN 37403 - Phone: (423) 266-8658
Event Dates: Sunday, Oct. 26th 2014
Songbook Series is back with "Songbook: Tapestries ft. Rain and the Danny Sample's band on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 pm and show starts at 7:00 pm. Songbook: Tapestries wi
Event Dates: Saturday, Sep. 20th 2014
How do you begin researching your family roots, especially if you are African-American? The Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Chief John Ross Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolut
Event Dates: Sep. 5th 2014 – Dec. 5th 2014
“The threads that Bind” is an exhibit made up of extraordinary quilts from local quilters. These quilts represent a cross section of the diverse types of quilts made in the Chattanooga
Event Dates: Sep. 5th 2014 – Oct. 4th 2014
The end of slavery in the United States is the most important turning point in American constitutional, political, and social history. The legacies of emancipation will be with us forever, f
Event Dates: Jan. 12th 2013 – Mar. 2nd 2013
"Crossings" a new exhibition by artist James McKissic will be on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the Museum gallery through March 2, 2013. Artist Statement: My work is born o
Event Dates: Friday, Jan. 18th 2013
The UTC Music Department in collaboration with Bessie Smith Cultural Center will present Backstage with Louis Armstrong, featuring guest vocalist Danny Mullen. The performance will take plac
Event Dates: Mar. 11th 2013 – May. 4th 2013
Negro Spiritual Narrative: I have always known the spirits and they know me. The first generation of enslaved Africans brought to America had to fight to hold on to their sense of God.
Event Dates: Saturday, Jan. 1st 2011
About Friends of African American Art: Friends of African American Art is an interest group formed by the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Hunter Museum of American Art for art lovers
Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 15th 2011 – 12:39pm
An Intimate Evening with Avery*Sunshine
Quilting has been part of the American landscape for centuries, but each culture has taken the art form and made it its
How do you begin researching your family roots, especially if you
Songbook Series is back with "Songbook: Tapestries ft. Rain and t
Located in the mecca of Chattanooga, TN, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center is a Chattanooga landmark and an educational resource that enriches the cultural life of visitors through renowned artistic exhibits, high quality musical events and performances, and historical educational and cultural programs.
Discover culture, history, art, and entertainment at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center!
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is a funded agency of ArtsBuild.
We depend on the generous contributions of our members and supporters to continue the important work of collecting and preserving African American history.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m.