Partnership Spotlight: Mapping identity with The Leadership Project

In Fall 2020, the Block’s Engagement Department was proud to continue its years-long history of collaboration with Evanston’s Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United), a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. We partnered with the organization’s high school program The […]

Meet Block Museum Fellow Bethany Hill

In September 2020 the Block Museum welcomed Bethany Hill as a 2020-2021 graduate fellow.  Block Museum Graduate Fellowships are offered to two graduate students annually, one from Art History and one from any department within the Graduate School.  Fellows are integral members of the museum staff supporting projects through exhibition and collection research, curating, writing and catalog […]

Block Museum announces Terra Foundation support for a project exploring Chicago’s art history from an Indigenous perspective

The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is the recipient of a $105,000 grant from the Terra Foundation of American Art in support of research and development for an exhibition that approaches the art history of the Chicago region from Indigenous perspectives. Tentatively titled Indigenous Chicago: Confluence, Rupture, Flow, the exhibition will take place […]

The Block receives gift of posters by Argentinean Pop Artist Edgardo Giménez

The Block Museum proudly announces a gift of mid-twentieth century posters that significantly expands its holdings of Latin American art, graphic design, and Pop Art. In recognition of the presentation of the exhibition Pop América, 1965–1975 (fall 2019), The Block has received a donation of 18 archival posters by Edgardo Giménez (Argentinean, born 1942). A […]

Now Available: Teaching “Just Mercy” Through the Block’s Collection [PDF]

Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is the One Book One Northwestern reading selection for the 2020-2021 school year. Just Mercy follows Stevenson through the beginning of his career as a lawyer devoted to seeking justice for those who have already been treated unfairly by the judicial system.  In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson calls on each […]