A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

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.