Northwestern Learning, Staff Stories

Meet 2022-2023 Intern: Elizabeth Vazquez

The Block Museum is proud to continue its paid internship program by welcoming two Undergraduate Interns for the FY22-23 year Elizabeth Vazquez and Vitoria Monteiro de Carvalho Faria. As part of the Block Museum of Art internship program, our students are conducting directed research on works of art in the permanent collection, assisting with curatorial research, and working […]

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Northwestern Learning, Staff Stories

Meet Block Curatorial Fellow Ashleigh Deosaran

In September 2022 the Block Museum welcomed  Ashleigh Deosaran as a 2022-2023 graduate fellow.  Block Museum Graduate Fellowships are offered to two graduate students annually, one from Art History and one from any department within the Graduate School.  Fellows are integral members of the museum staff supporting projects through exhibition and collection research, curating, writing, […]

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Northwestern Learning

A Close Look: Margaret Burrough’s “Mother and Child”

How might one artwork be used as a point of connection for a deeper understanding of history, artmaking, collecting practices, identity, and more? The Block Museum of Art is proud to publish an interactive close looking project, the result of graduate research centered on the 1996 print Mother and Child by artist Margaret Burroughs (American, 1915 […]

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Northwestern Learning

Aligned Academics: Two Northwestern courses offer in-depth exploration of “A Site of Struggle”

Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art centers teaching and learning as its primary mission. While the museum daily welcomes class tours, discussions, and groups from across the University, two 2022 courses go even further. Held within the museum walls these courses take the exhibition “A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence” as the primary […]

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