Dorothy Burge

Program Overview
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This BAC + Art Center Residency is a partnership between Hyde Park Art Center and the Black Arts Consortium at Northwestern University.

Dorothy Burge

  • May 3, 2021 – August 15, 2021
  • Chicago, IL

Dorothy Burge (she/her) is a multimedia artist and community activist inspired by history and current issues of social justice. Dorothy is a native of Chicago, and a descendent from a long line of quilters from Mississippi who created beautiful quilts from recycled clothing. Her realization that the history and culture of her people were being passed through generations of quilters inspired her to use the medium as a tool to teach history, raise cultural awareness, and inspire action. Dorothy received her Masters of Arts in Urban Planning and Policy and her Bachelors of Arts in Art Design, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of Blacks Against Police Torture and Chicago Torture Justice Memorials; cultural collectives seeking justice for police torture survivors.