South Side Stories—The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960–1980

Opening on Thursday, September 13, 2018

This exhibition explores influential Chicago artist and cultural leader Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs’s legacy as an artist, creator, activist and institution builder. It gives a nuanced illustration of how her legacy influenced artists, activists, and cultural awareness on Chicago’s South Side and beyond between 1960 and 1980.
By turning a lens onto her life’s work this exhibition demonstrates an understanding of her ethos, interests, art –and how her work continues to inspire.

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.

The Art & Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980 is presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art as part of South Side Stories and is presented concurrently with the Smart’s exhibition The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980. To see the day’s full schedule, and to RSVP, visit:  https://www.artdesignchicago.org/events/celebrating-south-side-stories

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