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Veneration of Dr. Margaret Burroughs  (2016)


Project Description:

- Artist: Carolyn Elaine 

-Location: Burnside Scholastic Academy.



This public art installation was commissioned by Burnside Scholastic Academy to showcase the schools’ collection of Dr. Margaret Burroughs’ signed linocuts. The composition includes the last stanza of her poem “What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black” and is bookended by two (30 sq ft each ) colorful mosaic interpretations of characters from her linocuts entitled “The African American Family”  & “African Odalisque”. The installation was also designed to include an image of Dr. Margaret Burroughs.


This public artwork is not only being used as a teaching tool but is opening a gateway to new learning experiences for the students.  It has inspired field trips to the Dusable Museum of African American History on the South Side of Chicago, founded in 1957 by Dr. Margaret T. and Charles G. Burroughs.




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