Museum News, Programs & Events

The Block launches to support teaching and learning on medieval Africa

The Block Museum of Art announces the launch of, a companion site to museum’s 2019 exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. The exhibition is currently on view at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum and will travel to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in 2020. Caravans of […]

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Block Publications, Museum News

Block Museum publication “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time” shortlisted for Alice Award

“Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa,” co-published by The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and Princeton University Press, has been short-listed for the prestigious Alice Award in publishing. The book, released in January 2019, is the companion publication to the exhibition of the same name. […]

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Exhibition Stories, Global Perspectives, Museum News, Northwestern Learning

Medieval Africa as a cultural force is subject of major exhibition at Block Museum

‘Caravans of Gold’ debuts at Block before traveling to Aga Khan Museum and Smithsonian An ambitious new exhibition will showcase the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries-old artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe and the Middle East that […]

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Museum News

The Block Museum’s new graphic identity invites visitors to discover ‘What’s inside the Block’

Over the past few years The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has consistently presented its audiences with surprising and innovative projects, rooted in original, interdisciplinary research.  The museum’s bold exhibitions and engagement programs stretch across time, geography, and fields of study, drawing national awards and media recognition as well as loyal audiences from […]

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