BAC Artist: Yaoundé Olu In The News

One of Bridgeport Art Center’s long-time resident artists, Dr. Yaoundé Olu, is referenced in a recent article in New City (, that describes an exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art – “South Side Stories: The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980”. Presented in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and concurrently with their exhibition “South Side Stories: The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs”, these exhibits study the profoundly overlooked histories of the city’s most prolific artistic communities. Among the artists active during this time was Yaoundé Olu, who, in 1968, founded an art space, the Osun Art Center, on 75th Street in South Shore. In recent years, she has been renting a studio at Bridgeport Art Center, where her work may be viewed during Third Fridays Open Studios and in the BAC Artists’ 4th Floor Corridor Gallery.