Museum News, Partnerships

Communicating through Art: Museum clinical study partnership considers the role of art in combating primary progressive aphasia

Throughout Winter 2022, The Block Museum of Art and The Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning (NUCASLL) partnered on an innovative clinical study centering on art-based discussion in the treatment of primary progressive aphasia (PPA).  Working together, the units developed the trial program “Conversations Through Art” as a clinical treatment case-study.  The […]

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Museum News, On Equity and Action

A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence debuts at the Block Museum of Art, Jan. 26-July 10, 2022

Five years in the planning, new exhibition stakes a claim on the power of the visual to make change Originating at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art  A Site of Struggle explores how artists have engaged with the reality of anti-Black violence and its accompanying challenges of representation in the United States over a 100 + year period. Images […]

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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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