Staff Stories

Erin Northington recognized with Student Affairs Campus Partner award

On July 14 the Block Museum’s Erin Northington, The Block’s Susan and Stephen Wilson Associate Director, Campus and Community Education and Engagement, was announced as a recipient of the 2022 Northwestern Student Affairs Campus Partner Award. Each year, Northwestern’s Student Affairs recognizes individual staff members, departments, or groups who have done outstanding work in the […]

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Staff Stories

Block curators focus on converging Indigenous art in Tulsa partnership

The city of ‘Tvlv’hasse (“Old town”) / Tvlse-Locvpokv / Tvlse (also known as Tulsa) is located at the intersections of the Muscogee Nation, Cherokee Nation and Osage Nation reservations. Tvlse and the greater land base of Indian Territory have served as a place of convergence and gathering for Indigenous Nations since time immemorial. This location […]

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Staff Stories

Block Fellow Receives Indigenous Art Writing Award

Lois Taylor Biggs, The Block Museum’s Terra Foundation Curatorial Research fellow, was recently chosen as the recipient of C Magazine and the Indigenous Curatorial Collective’s inaugural Indigenous Art Writing Award.  C Magazine, established in 1984, emphasizes the work of writers and artists from Black, Indigenous, diasporic, and other equity-seeking communities in a space committed to historically engaged, imaginative critical […]

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Staff Stories

Meet our 2021-2022 Intern: Madie Giaconia

The Block Museum is proud to continue its paid internship program by welcoming Madie Giaconia for the FY21-22 year. 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 with our collection database. All Block interns take part in […]

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Staff Stories

Meet Block Museum Fellow Sarah Dwider

In September 2021 the Block Museum welcomed  Sarah Dwider as a 2021-2022 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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Staff Stories

Meet América Salomón, Manager of Public Programs

This summer The Block is honored to welcome América Salomón into a new role as the Manager of Public Programs within the Engagement Department. Within this position, América will helm public program offerings at the Block as well as collaborative curricular programs. We sat down with her to learn a bit more about her path […]

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Collection News, Staff Stories

Art, Access, and Agency: Melanie Garcia Sympson talks with Gallery Systems about The Block’s online collection

Interview reprinted with permission from Gallery Systems – View original. Northwestern University’s The Block Museum of Art is placing a stronger focus on its digital initiatives in a resounding response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a teaching and learning museum, the institution is upholding its mission statement of “presenting art across time, cultures, and media” by pursuing […]

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Staff Stories

Meet Block Museum Fellow Bethany Hill

In September 2020 the Block Museum welcomed Bethany Hill as a 2020-2021 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 and catalog […]

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Staff Stories

Meet our 2020-2021 Intern: Bailey Pekar

The Block Museum is proud to continue its paid internship program by welcoming Bailey Pekar for the FY20-21 year. 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 with our new collection database. All Block interns take […]

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