Columbia College Chicago

Women in the Alcoves: On Alice Browning, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, and the Women of The Catalyst

Come to the culminating scholar-in-residence talk, “Women in the Alcoves: On Alice Browning, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, and the Women of The Catalyst,” presented by Tempestt Hazel, Director of Sixty Inches From Center, and Arts Program Officer of the Field Foundation.

This talk will focus on Chicago women who defied the boundaries of definition through their work across disciplines, institutions, and social spheres in order to connect and strengthen different social and cultural communities in Chicago. This talk will uplift and share the complexity of the work of writer-publisher Alice Browning; artist, educator, and institution-builder Dr. Margaret Burroughs; and the women members of the radical Chicago collective The Catalyst.

Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, artist advocate, and Director of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based online arts publication and archiving initiative. She is also the Arts Program Officer at the Field Foundation. Over the years she has worked in arts administration, curating, and multidisciplinary programming at Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago Park District, and Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. Her exhibitions and research have been produced with the University of North Texas, South Side Community Art Center, Terrain Exhibitions, Contemporary Arts Council, Smart Museum, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and University of Chicago. Her writing has been published by Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, the Broad Museum in Lansing, MI, in "Support Networks: Chicago Social Practice History Series," "Contact Sheet: Light Work Annual, Unfurling: Explorations in Art," "Activism and Archiving,"  "Artslant," as well as various monographs of artists, including Cecil McDonald Jr.’s “In the Company of Black” published by Candor Arts. You can also read her writing in the upcoming Art AIDS America Chicago catalog and in the online journal "Exhibitions on the Cusp" by the Tremaine Foundation.

Thursday, February 7 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Event Type

Lecture, Discussion


Students, Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS)


Contact Name

Meg Duguid

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