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Collection Spotlight: Mexican Street Scene, Miguel Covarrubias

Artist: Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904–1957)Title: Mexican Street SceneDate: ca. 1940Medium: Lithograph on paperDimensions: 12.7 x 10 inCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Gift of Anthony and Carolyn Donato, 1997.16 Artist Miguel Covarrubias, who worked also as a writer, curator, and anthropologist, was born and raised in Mexico City. He first moved […]

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Collection Spotlight: Chicago, Ill., Charles Swedlund

Artist: Charles Swedlund (American, born 1935)Title: Chicago,Ill.Date: 1958Medium: Gelatin silver printDimensions: 9 × 5 in.Credit: 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 Spotlight: Ebola Times, Emmanuel Bakara Daou

Artist:  Emmanuel Bakary Daou (Malian, born San, Mali, 1960) Titles:Compagne de lavement de mains (Handwashing Campaign) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.1 [featured image] Compagne de lavement de mains (Handwashing Campaign) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.2 Centre Opérational d’urgence Bamako (Emergency Operations Center Bamako) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.3 Centre Opérational d’urgence […]

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Collection Spotlight: Scottsboro Limited, Prentiss Taylor

Artist: Prentiss TaylorTitle: Scottsboro Limited, from the portfolio ScottsboroDate: 1932Medium: LithographDimensions: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.Credit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1992.57 In Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931, nine young Black men, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years old, were falsely accused of raping two white women on a […]

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Collection Spotlight: The great gymnasts of Heidburg…,Michael Schwab

Artist: Michael Schwab (German, born 1966)Title: Die grossen Turner aus der Heidburg mit den “Bananen-Bäuchen”, Siegfried u. Kunigunde vom Lehrer gennant (The great gymnasts of Heidburg with the “banana-bellies”—called Siegfried and Kunigunde by their teacher), from the series Erinnern (Remembering)Date: 1993Medium: Gelatin silver printDimensions: 24 x 19 15/16 in.Credit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum […]

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Collection Spotlight: Day and Night, Sarah Sze

Title: Day and Night Artist: Sarah Sze Nationality: Chinese-American, born 1969 Dimensions: 37 1/4 in x 71 1/4 in Date: 2003 Medium: Offset color lithograph and screenprint, diptych Credit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, purchase funds provided by Chris and William Robb, Hollis Clayson, Diane Dawson, Kay Deaux, Sally Dumas, Emily […]

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Collection Spotlight: Unidentified Man on Bike, Andy Warhol

Title: Unidentified Man on Bike Artist: Andy Warhol Nationality: American, 1928–87 Date: ca. 1980 Medium: gelatin silver print Credit: Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.1.128. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Unidentified Man on a Bike was donated to The Block Museum as part of the Andy Warhol […]

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