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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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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On Equity and Action, Programs & Events

“A fundamental obligation to promote truth”: A Northwestern University Discussion on ‘A Site of Struggle’

How has art been used to protest, process, mourn, and memorialize anti-Black violence within the United States? Originating at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, the exhbition A Site of Struggle explores how artists have engaged with the reality of anti-Black violence and its accompanying challenges of representation in the United States over a 100+ year period.  The […]

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Uncategorized

Collection Spotlight: Mikki Ferrill, Untitled (Chicago, IL)

Artist: Mikki Ferrill (American, born 1937)Title: Untitled (Chicago, IL)Date: 1965Medium: 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 together every Halloween […]

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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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