Northwestern Learning

Collection Talk: Alan Cohen, “Now (Slave Plantation, St. John, Virgin Islands), 09-01”

Throughout 2022-23 a series of talks considers works from the Block’s collection that reckon with the history of slavery, white supremacy, symbols of nationhood, and social inequity. This series is held in connection with 2022–23 One Book One Northwestern selection “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” by Clint Smith. In […]

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Collection News, Museum News

The Block Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum and the National Portrait Gallery partner on the acquisition of groundbreaking media work by Ja’Tovia Gary

Artist’s multichannel video installation, THE GIVERNY SUITE, will be jointly owned by the three institutions, allowing national access to the powerful artwork The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; the Hammer Museum at UCLA; and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, will jointly acquire the multichannel video installation The Giverny […]

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Exhibition Stories, Museum News

In new exhibition, Dario Robleto explores history of the human heart and cosmic boundaries of perception

Northwestern’s Block Museum and McCormick School of Engineering jointly present The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto (January 26 – July 9, 2023) • Exhibition result of multi-year collaboration between Northwestern Engineering and Block Museum • Artist’s exhibition culmination of ten years of work – the result of exchange and […]

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Northwestern Learning, Staff Stories

Meet Block Curatorial Fellow Felipe Gutiérrez

In September 2022 the Block Museum welcomed  Felipe Gutiérrez, a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portugese as the museum’s 2022-2023 graduate interdisciplinary 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 […]

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Staff Stories

Meet Tristen Ives, Head of Projection

In October 2022, The Block welcomed Tristen Ives as Head Projectionist, an integral role in the Block Cinema program. We sat down with Tristen to learn more about their work and background, and the skill, technique, and care behind a projectionist’s craft. Can you tell us a bit about your background? How did you find […]

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Northwestern Learning, Partnerships

Exploring “Paths to Partnership” between academic museums and libraries

Academic libraries and museums foster many outstanding collaborations supporting teaching, learning, and research within their respective institutions. These collaborations, like other progressive activities, require significant invisible labor, caretaking, and resources that have not always been documented. A new publication from The American Library Association titled Cultural Heritage and the Campus Community: Academic Libraries and Museums in […]

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