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Event Dates: Jan. 28th 2015 – Mar. 16th 2015
Blues music was born in Mississippi, came of age in Chicago, and went on to inspire generations of rock and rollers, ranging from the British invasion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones t
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
Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit is the latest exhibition from artist Charlotte Riley-Webb that will be on display at the Be
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.