Current Exhibition


Playing in the Dark: Burned but not Consumed

An exhibition by Talley Williams
Gallery open January 22 –  March 5, 2021

SDCC is pleased to present the work of Talley Williams. A self-taught artist, Williams sculptural pieces are inspired by her dreams, visions, and premonitions. Her work is deeply conceptual, evoking both spirit and nature to encourage conversation and reflection. Williams is based out of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. 

Guidelines for Viewing Exhibitions in Person

The South Dallas Cultural Center is starting a gradual reopening of its gallery programs with limited days and hours of operation.  The gradual reopening allows our center to prioritize health and safety while we contemplate further steps to resume regular operations in the near future.

We are excited to safely welcome guests into our venue and to share our current exhibition.

Viewing Hours: On view from 3 to 8 PM on Thursdays; Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 PM.


Making Appointments

Appointments to view the artwork in person are mandatory.  Individuals without a confirmed appointment will be turned away.

Please complete your appointment request form by visiting the link below. 

Make Your Appointment:


Appointments cannot be made for same-day visits.  Please consider making your appointment at least one or two days in advance. 

After filling out your form, you will receive an automated message which states your appointment form was submitted to our system.  The message is not a confirmation of your appointment. Staff will give confirmation for appointment and instructions upon approval.  Please do not visit the center if your appointment was not confirmed by our staff.

Also, please contact the staff as soon as possible if you need to cancel your appointment.

Appointments for Groups

There is a limit of up to 5 visitors in the building per 30-minute slot.  Although only one member of the group is required to fill out an appointment form, you will be required to enter the names of all visitors in your party into the form.

Health and Safety

Our center’s priority is to provide a safe environment for our visitors and staff using guidelines that can potentially limit and mitigate the effects of COVID-19. For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the following requirements and measures have been established:

There is a limit of up to 5 people in the building per visit.

Be prepared to arrive at the center on time.  Although visits are scheduled in 30-minute slots, visitors who are late for their appointments will not regain their lost viewing time and they will need to leave the gallery if the next scheduled group of patrons has arrived for their visit.

Visitors will only have access to the exhibition spaces, lobby and restrooms.  Other parts of the building, including staff offices, will be off-limits.

Visitors will use the front lobby entrance to enter and exit the building.  In case of an emergency, the other exits can be used.

All visitors, two years of age and older, and staff are required to wear protective masks that always conform to CDC recommendations  while in the building.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the check-in table.

Food and beverages are not allowed in the building.

Visitors must observe physical distancing of 6 feet with the staff and with individuals outside of their party.

The staff will clean common touch points before each visit.

Patrons who have tested positive for COVID-19, or those who suspect that they have been exposed to an individual with the virus or are feeling ill must cancel or postpone their visits.

When guests have completed their visits, the staff will walk them to the exit and limit unnecessary access to other parts of the building.

By making their appointments, guests agree to follow all of these safety directives.  The center staff will ask any visitors who fail to comply with these safety guidelines to leave the facility.

For other questions please email us at, or call 214-670-8117. We look forward to seeing you at the center.






The South Dallas Cultural Center’s two visual art galleries feature innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions that address a range of social and cultural themes. Our exhibition program presents influential local, regional, and national artists such as Phoenix Savage, Pucci Lisenbee, and Ciare Elle Bryant.

South Dallas Cultural Center’s visual art galleries was named in honor of artist and long-time SDCC supporter, Arthello Beck. A South Dallas native, Beck dedicated his life to the arts and supporting African American culture. He traveled extensively, showcasing his works in cultural institutions across the world. By the 1970’s, Beck and his wife, Mae, established the Arthello Beck Gallery in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. Arthello Beck passed away in 2004 and our galleries became his namesake in 2007. The South Dallas Cultural Center is proud to pay tribute to Beck’s unyielding creativity and his profound affection for the culture and lives of Black people.