A Long Look Slow Art at the National Gallery

Margaret Taylor Burroughs was an author, painter, sculptor, printmaker, curator, museum director, activist, and teacher who left an amazing artistic and historic legacy in Chicago. In today’s episode we’ll find out how she helped launch the Chicago Renaissance in the ’40s and how she combined her social activism with art.

“Still Life” by Margaret Burroughs, American, 1943

Corcoran Collection (The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr.)


“A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo

Episode theme is “Shades of Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-shades-of-spring

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Cain, Mary Ann, and Haki R. Madhubuti. South Side Venus : the Legacy of Margaret Burroughs  Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2019.

Link to materials on Margaret Burroughs at the NGA Library

The Southern University Fine Arts Department Presents Dr. Burroughs., n.d.

You Are Cordially Invited to an Exhibition of New Paintings by Dr. Margaret Burroughs., 1992.

Margaret Burroughs, Marion Perkins : A Retrospective. Washington, D.C. (1910 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington 20001): Evans-Tibbs Collection, 1982.

Samples of Burrough’s later works

The Woman Who Helped Birth a Black Artistic Renaissance in Chicago (Vice article)

Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of DuSable Museum, dies at 95

Wikipedia entry

DuSable Museum

Linocut printmaking video

Slow Art Day

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