When Margaret Burroughs died late last year the arts community lost a giant. Burroughs co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American Art but she was more than a curator and administrator. She was also a teacher and practicing artist.
Burroughs was a force in Chicago. Even though I never met her, as a South Sider, you're never too far from her touch. My father is on the board of DuSable Museum. I'm in a writers group at the South Side Community Arts Center, which she founded while still in her 20s.
Updated: 1:57pm: The founder of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African-American History has died at the age of 93. Margaret Burroughs believed in public accessibility of art. Up until a month ago Burroughs went bowling every Friday night.