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SOUTH SIDE STORIES – THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF DR. MARGARET T. BURROUGHS TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM

9/6/2018, 3:27 a.m. | Updated on 9/6/2018, 3:27 a.m.
The DuSable Museum of African American History announced a new exhibition, South Side Stories – The Art and influence of ...
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Although Margaret Burroughs worked in sculpture, painting and many other art forms throughout her career, it was her exceptional skill as a printmaker that earned her a place within the history of art. For many years she worked with linoleum block prints to create images evocative of African American culture. Dr. Burroughs work has been featured at the Corcoran Art Galleries in Washington, D.C., and the Studio Museum in New York City.

In addition, Margaret Burroughs also published several volumes of her own poems, illustrated a number of children’s books, and exhibited her own artwork all over the world. In 1975 she received the President’s Humanitarian Award from President Gerald Ford.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults ($8 for Chicago residents), $7 for students and senior citizens ($5 for Chicago residents), $3 for children ages 6 through 11 ($2 for Chicago residents), with children 5 years of age and under admitted free. Admission is FREE to everyone on Tuesdays. The Museum may be reached by CTA buses #3, #4 and #55 and limited free parking is available. For more information on this exhibition and its accompanying programs please visit our website at www.dusablemuseum.org or you may call 773-947-0600.

South Side Stories – The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980 is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

South Side Stories – The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980 is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.