Museum News

‘Caravans of Gold’ recognized for Curatorial, Publications Excellence by Arts Council of the African Studies Association

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA), has announced the Block Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, as a recipient of two of its highest honors . The exhibition was awarded a 2021 Award for Curatorial Excellence, which recognizes important curatorial contributions to the dissemination and understanding of African and […]

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Collection Spotlight

Collection Spotlight: Chicago, Ill., Charles Swedlund

Artist: Charles Swedlund (American, born 1935)Title: Chicago,Ill.Date: 1958Medium: Gelatin silver printDimensions: 9 × 5 in.Creditline: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Steve Nordman, 2018.12.2 Photographer Charles Swedlund was a student at the Institute of Design (ID) when he made a series of photographs using Chicago and its inhabitants as subject matter. […]

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Collection News, Student Docents

Docent team selects Leonard Suryajaya’s Quarantine Blues as 2021 Block Museum Student Acquisition

The Block is proud to announce that its undergraduate Student Docent team has made the formal recommendation to Block Museum director Lisa Corrin for the acquisition of Quarantine Blues (2020), a photograph by Chicago-based artist Leonard Suryajaya from his series of the same name. The recommendation comes after an intensive 7-week selection process by the […]

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