Inaugural Black Fine Art Month continues with a celebration of the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs

Salon Talk this Thursday features the torchbearers of Dr. Burroughs legacy

Join us for a champagne toast to Dr. Burroughs immediately following talk

Pigment International, the Black Art Collective continues its celebration of Black Fine Art Month with a Salon Talk entitled “Tribute to Dr. Margaret Burroughs:  Culturist, Artist, Institution & Legacy Builder on Thursday, October 24 in the Skylight Gallery at the DuSable Museum of African American History.  Panelist for the Salon Talk are noted sculptor, painter, and multi-media artist Debra Hand, and painter, muralist, and interpreter of color Dorian Sylvain.  The Salon Talk is from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and the event is free to the public.  

This is the fourth in a series of Salon Talks commemorating the inaugural Black Fine Art, an international celebration of Black Fine Art launched in Chicago.  “We could not host a substantive conversation about Black art without referencing the contributions and legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who was an institution builder who encouraged everyone to consider their legacy,”  said Pigment International Founder, Patricia Andrews-Keenan. “She is the gold standard we should all aspire to in terms of contributions, not just in the cultural arts, but in life.”  

The third Salon Talk held at the DuSable was a discussion of Black Art in Public Spaces with Panelists Angela S. Williams, deputy director of creative in the Design and Exhibit Development for the Museum of Science; noted muralist Rahmaan Statik,  co-founder of R.K Design, a graphic arts and mural collective; and Artist Candace Hunter who creates collage, paintings, and installations.  The panel was moderated by Pigment artist and muralist Barrett Keithly.  

The Salon Talks are part of the continuing celebration of Black Fine Art Month. Held each October, Black Fine Art Month is a global celebration of the Black Fine Art aesthetic, an annual recognition of artists, innovators, collectors, curators and those vested in the Black Art tradition, and an opportunity to commemorate and elevate these contributions through art programming.  Black Fine Art Month is an initiative of Pigment International™. The Salons will be streamed live via YouTube and on social media. The celebration will be documented in Pigment Magazine, an Ozzie Award Finalist for “Best Design for New Magazine.” 

The series of Salon Talks will conclude on Wednesday, October 30th with a look at “The Future of the Black Fine Art Aesthetic.” The Salon Talk will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Skylight Gallery. Participants include installation artist Faheem Majeed and  Cierra McKissack, artist, art activist and gallerist.  The panel will be moderated by Angel Idowu, arts reporter for WTTW.  

An exhibition of the work of the Pigment Artist Collective and guest artists is on display in the Sky Light Gallery in the Harold Washington Wing of the Museum until the end of October.  Exhibition Artists: Paul Branton, Tyler Clark, Ted Ellis, Lesley Etherly, Gerald Griffin, Michael Gunn, Jason E. Jones, Barrett Keithley, Blake Lenoir, Angelica London, James Nelson, Raymond Thomas, Dana Todd Pope, Martha Wade, Eddie Santana White, and Dwight White, Kevin Williams.  

Partners for all Black Fine Art Events  include the Chicago Reader, Black Art in America, Hummingbird Press, and the Business Leadership Council.  More than 50 supporters across the country have also joined in the inaugural celebration. For more information on Black Fine Art Month please visit or call 773-547-0777.  


Pigment Artist Barret Keithly moderates a Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk discussing Black Art in Public Spaces.  Panelists are Angela S. Williams, Museum of Science & Industry, Candace Hunter, artist and Rahmaan Statik, muralist.  

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About The DuSable Museum of African American History – A Smithsonian Affiliate

As the oldest independent African American History museum in the United States, the DuSable Museum is important not only to Chicago, but the nation. Our mission is to educate all people on the achievements and contributions of African Americans through our art, history and culture. Awarded Smithsonian Institution Affiliate status in 2016, the DuSable has proven not only to be inextricably woven into the cultural fabric of our great city, but also continues to stand as a global destination for tourists, educators, artists, historians and people of all cultures.