Exhibition Stories, Northwestern Learning, On Equity and Action

“What it means to struggle together”: Ashleigh Deosaran on The Living Image of Sound

In Spring 2023 The Block opened The Living Image of Sound: Notes on Jazz and Protest at Northwestern a concise exhibition exploring the intersections of visual art, music, and student-led social justice movements during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition features artwork and ephemera related to the trailblazing poet and musician Sun Ra and […]

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Programs & Events

The closest thing to eternal that we have ever touched: Ann Druyan on interstellar ethics, subversive art, and rising to the questions of the cosmos [Video]

From her work in the 1970s as the Creative Director for NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Messaging Project to her current role as writer and producer of the beloved television series Cosmos, Ann Druyan has devoted her life to expanding the horizons of human empathy and communication. In insisting that the thresholds of cosmic exploration must be approached […]

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Staff Stories

Meet Ronnie Toca, Executive Assistant to the Director

In Fall 2022, The Block welcomed Ronnie Toca as Executive Assistant to the Director, serving as a partner to Block Director Lisa Corrin in the daily operations of her office. We sat down with Ronnie to learn more about his work and path to The Block. Can you tell us a bit about your background? How […]

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Staff Stories

Meet Liz Rudnick, Assistant Registrar

In late 2022 The Block was thrilled to welcome Liz Rudnick as Assistant Registrar. In the role, Liz assists Exhibitions and Collections department on all registration aspects of the permanent collection and exhibitions including transportation, packing, and general care for works of art. She is happy to connect with student and faculty researchers on subjects […]

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Northwestern Learning, Programs & Events

Interstellar Aesthetics: Dario Robleto, Elizabeth Kessler and Shane Larson in Conversation [Video]

The breathtaking images produced by the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes are no ordinary snapshots. To produce these sublime cosmic vistas, astronomers filter raw data into colors and configurations that guide the viewer’s understanding, making creative decisions in the service of scientific communication. In this dialogue on “interstellar aesthetics,” artist Dario Robleto was joined by […]

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