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Margaret T. Burroughs' artwork featured in exhibit opening Jan. 15
Jan 08, 2004

OLIVET, Mich.The Olivet College visual arts program will present an exhibit featuring the work of Margaret T. Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, beginning Thursday, Jan. 15 through Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the colleges Barker-Cawood Art Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Burroughs will also present as part of the colleges Lecture and Symposium Series Wednesday, Feb. 4. She will discuss her new autobiography titled, Life with Margaret, The Official Autobiography.

Burroughs work has been exhibited in Poland, Moscow and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. She serves on the Chicago Park District Board of Commission, is a charter member of the Chicago Council of Fine Arts, and founded the South Side Community Art Center and the National Conference of Negro Artists.

Burroughs earned bachelors and masters degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago. In1967 she pursued a National Endowment for the Arts museum internship at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. She has received honorary degrees from Rhode Island College, Lewis University, Chicago State University, the Art Institute of Chicago, North Central College and DePaul University.


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