New Podcast Explores Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs and South Side Creativity

In a deep examination of one of Chicago’s most influential artists, Postloudness and Sixty Inches from Center devote an hour to Dr. Margaret Burroughs in this podcast special presented as part of Art Design Chicago.

In the special, hosts Zakkiyyah Najeebah and Britt Julious veer from biographical anecdotes and stories of Dr. Burroughs’ life and work to an expansive look at the many artists following in her footsteps on Chicago’s South Side.

Amongst the contemporary Chicago luminaries they speak to are: Patric McCoy (co-founder of Diasporal Rhythms), Masequa Meyers (director of South Side Community Art Center), Faheem Majeed (artist, co-director of the Floating Museum), Skyla Hearn (archivist and special collections librarian at DuSable Museum), Tempestt Hazel (curator and writer, director of Sixty), and Rebecca Zorach (curator of The Time Is Now!: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980).

Listen to “South Side Stories: Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs” below, and read the accompanying feature on Sixty’s website.


The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity, and Politics is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago through December 21.

The Time Is Now!: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980 is on view at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago through December 30.

Change the Canvas, Change the World: A Landscape of Cultural Discovery is on view at the South Side Community Art Center through March 2, 2019.

The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs is on view at the DuSable Museum of African American History through March 4, 2019.

All are presented as part of Art Design Chicago.



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