Margaret Taylor Burroughs at the Koehnline Museum of Art

The Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art recently opened Gems from the Koehnline: African American Artists, with a host of works from their permanent collection including linocuts by Margaret Taylor Burroughs. The artist personally donated a large body of work to the museum in 2008.

Burroughs (BA 1942, MA 1948, HON 1987), was an artist, activist, teacher, poet, and co-founder of both the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC)—the first African American art center in the United States—and the DuSable Museum of African American History.

The show also includes a sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by former SAIC professor Egon Weiner—credited for his influence on Richard Hunt’s (BA 1957) education.