Northwestern Learning, Partnerships

The Power of Perspective: Palliative care physicians Gordon Wood and Joshua Hauser on teaching with museums

Since its January 2022 exhibition, A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, The Block Museum has partnered with Feinberg School of Medicine palliative care physicians Gordon Wood and Joshua Hauser in an interdisciplinary collaboration that foregrounds the use of art in educating medical professionals. Following their June gallery talk, Perspectives on Art, Medicine, […]

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Northwestern Learning, Staff Stories

Meet Block Curatorial Fellow Madison Brown

The Block welcomes Madison Brown, a doctoral student in the Department of Screen Cultures, as the museum’s 2023-2024 graduate interdisciplinary fellow. Madison Brown’s research explores the politics of amateur media cultures through theories of memory, domesticity, and everyday life. Madison holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. We took a moment to sit down […]

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Block Cinema, Northwestern Learning, Student Associates

Undergraduates draw on Block inspiration to form new Northwestern Cinematheque

As a freshman, Northwestern student Rowan McCloskey attended as many Block Cinema screenings as he could. As a sophomore, he became a Block Museum Student Associate (BMSA) after learning about the program through a posting in The Daily Northwestern’s e-newsletter.   “Both of those things really cemented my relationship with The Block,” he said. “And because […]

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Collection Spotlight, Northwestern Learning

Collection Spotlight: Hendrik Goudt, The Mocking of Ceres, 1610

Artist: Hendrik Goudt (Dutch, ca. 1585 – 1648) after Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578 – 1610)Title: The Mocking of Ceres (also called Ceres Seeking Her Daughter)Date: 1610Medium: Engraving on paperCredit Line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 2009.16 Hendrik Goudt’s The Mocking of Ceres (also called) from 1610 takes place in a dark and dense forest with tree […]

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Collection News, Northwestern Learning, Student Associates

Block Museum Student Associates select work by Derrick Woods-Morrow as 2023 Student Acquisition

The Block Museum of Art and the 2022-23 cohort of Block Museum Student Associates (BMSA) are pleased to announce the selection of four works by artist Derrick Woods-Morrow as the annual student-led museum acquisition. The works, recommended by the Student Associates after a ten-week research and decision process include: Her Name was Saartjie | Not […]

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Northwestern Learning

Middle Eastern North African Student Association recognized for their Block collaboration

The Block is excited to congratulate the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) Student Association on their Winter 2023 Wildcat Impact Award. The Wildcat Impact Awards are given quarterly by the Office of Student Affairs to honor and recognize students and student organizations who have contributed to bettering student life, campus engagement and inclusivity at Northwestern. […]

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