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Collection Talk: Will Wilson “Shiprock Disposal Cell, Shiprock, New Mexico, Navajo Nation” (2020) [Video]

Throughout 2020-21 The Block Museum is reflecting on artworks from the collection that explore ideas of excess, consumption, and the environment, and offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the climate crisis. Our project is inspired by The Story of More by Hope Jahren, Northwestern University’s 2021-2022 One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection. In this online talk, Lois Taylor Biggs, […]

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Collection Spotlight: Mikki Ferrill, Untitled, Chicago, IL

Artist: Mikki Ferrill (American, born 1937)Title: Untitled, Chicago, ILDate: ca.1965, printed before 1980Medium: Gelatin silver printCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, the Irwin and Andra S. Press Collection Endowment Fund purchase, 2021.15 Image: Courtesy of the artist © Mikki Ferrill In 1960s Chicago, the Black gay and trans communities came […]

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Artists’ Congress Revisited

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 the Mary and Leigh Block Museum hosted “An Artists’ Congress.” Organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929-1940, this groundbreaking public forum re-imagined meetings of the 1930s American Artists Congress and took Left Front member Louis Lozowick’s question “What Should Revolutionary Artists Do Today?” […]

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