Block Cinema, Global Perspectives, Partnerships

Climate Crisis + Media Arts: Block Museum partners on Buffett Institute Global Working Group

What does climate change actually look and feel like? From forest fires in the American West and desertification in northern China to climate migration in coastal Louisiana and Latin America, the ongoing climate emergency is a global problem that demands radically new, collaborative modes of scholarship and creativity. For the past few years Michael Metzger, the […]

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Global Perspectives, Partnerships

Nigerian museum colleagues connect with The Block during rich summer residency

In the years leading up to the 2019 exhibition Caravans of Gold, Block Museum staff formed relationships with colleagues based at partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria. Chief among our collaborators was Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), the federal government agency which manages the collection, documentation, conservation, and presentation of Nigerian […]

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Partnerships, Student Associates

Partnership Spotlight: American Sign Language – English Interpretation Program

Block Museum Student Associate Mayán Alvarado-Goldberg (Major Neuroscience and Minors Global Health and Native American and Indigenous Studies ’24) shares a personal account of an unexpected partnership this year that lead to an extraordinary alignment of languages, family, and culture. Throughout the fall and spring quarters of 2022, a number of members of the Block […]

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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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Partnerships

Partnership Spotlight: Roycemore School’s ‘Museum Mania’

This winter Block Museum staff joined students at Evanston’s Roycemore School who were taking a deep dive into understanding the behind-the-scenes of museum work. High school students at the co-educational college preparatory school step out of the classroom for a special three-week January Short Term. During that time, regular classes are suspended while both students […]

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Partnerships

Partnership Spotlight: Arts of Life

Throughout this year The Block Museum of Art has welcomed the opportunity to meet virtually with groups and partners for conversations that explore objects from the Block’s collection. This Spring we have had the pleasure of hosting multiple close-looking and art discussions with the artists and educators of Arts of Life. Founded in 2000, Arts […]

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Partnerships

Partnership Spotlight: Educating Global Citizens with Primary Source

“What ‘big idea’ about Africa did curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock want to convey when she decided to plan the exhibition Caravans of Gold?”  So reads a discussion/comprehension question that may soon be posed to 6th grade students across Massachusetts. This month The Block Museum of Art is honored to contribute to a curriculum development project created […]

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Partnerships

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 […]

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