Staff Stories

Erin Northington recognized with Student Affairs Campus Partner award

On July 14 the Block Museum’s Erin Northington, The Block’s Susan and Stephen Wilson Associate Director, Campus and Community Education and Engagement, was announced as a recipient of the 2022 Northwestern Student Affairs Campus Partner Award. Each year, Northwestern’s Student Affairs recognizes individual staff members, departments, or groups who have done outstanding work in the […]

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Collection Spotlight: Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet, Edward Steichen

Artist: Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879‒1973)Title: Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet, for VogueDate: 1930Medium: Gelaton silver printDimensions: 10 x 8 inCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Lee Hollander, 2019.29.27 Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet is an example of Edward Steichen’s modern […]

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Artist Collaborations, Student Associates

Parting Gift: Artist Leonard Suryajaya unveils photographic collaboration with Block Museum students

per·en·ni·al /pəˈrenēəl/: Enduring or continually recurring On June 13, 2022 – Northwestern’s 164th Commencement Day – The Block Museum of Art is thrilled to unveil an original artwork created for the museum’s collection by Chicago-based contemporary artist Leonard Suryajaya in collaboration with the 2021-2022 Block Museum of Art Student Associates. The large-scale photograph Perennial Blossom, […]

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Collection News, Student Associates

Block Museum Student Associates select work by Michael Koerner as 2022 Student Acquisition

Following a ten-week long decision process, The Block Museum of Art and the 2021-2022 Block Museum Student Associates (BMSA) cohort are pleased to announce the acquisition of Blue DNA#1205L – #1201R (2021), Worlds #0318 (2020), and The Beast Diagnosis #8942 (2019) by Illinois-based interdisciplinary artist Michael Koerner. Koerner’s work explores his family history and genetics through […]

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Block Cinema

To Render the Infinite: Kevin Jerome Everson, Paige Taul, & zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal in conversation [Audio]

In May 2022, Block Cinema organized “To Render the Infinite,” a screening that brought together scholars and filmmakers to consider the role of the camera and the moving image in capturing and cultivating generational and familial relationships. The unique program connected the work of Kevin Jerome Everson, Paige Taul, & zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal in […]

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Partnerships, Student Associates

Partnership Spotlight: American Sign Language – English Interpretation Program

Block Museum Student Associate Mayán Alvarado-Goldberg (Major Neuroscience and Minors Global Health and Native American and Indigenous Studies ’24) shares a personal account of an unexpected partnership this year that lead to an extraordinary alignment of languages, family, and culture. Throughout the fall and spring quarters of 2022, a number of members of the Block […]

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Block Cinema

The Limits of the Archive: A Conversation with Chase Joynt [Audio]

In April 2022, Chase Joynt, director of Framing Agnes (2022), visited Block Cinema for two evenings of programs. On the first night, a workshop and screening on Joynt’s filmmaking practice welcomed students and visitors interested in documentary media, trans studies, gender studies, and queer & trans archives. The workshop event was followed the next day […]

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Staff Stories

Block curators focus on converging Indigenous art in Tulsa partnership

The city of ‘Tvlv’hasse (“Old town”) / Tvlse-Locvpokv / Tvlse (also known as Tulsa) is located at the intersections of the Muscogee Nation, Cherokee Nation and Osage Nation reservations. Tvlse and the greater land base of Indian Territory have served as a place of convergence and gathering for Indigenous Nations since time immemorial. This location […]

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