Collection News, Student Docents

Docent team selects Leonard Suryajaya’s Quarantine Blues as 2021 Block Museum Student Acquisition

The Block is proud to announce that its undergraduate Student Docent team has made the formal recommendation to Block Museum director Lisa Corrin for the acquisition of Quarantine Blues (2020), a photograph by Chicago-based artist Leonard Suryajaya from his series of the same name. The recommendation comes after an intensive 7-week selection process by the […]

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Block Museum receives major gift of photography by Brett Weston

Images ranging from landscapes to botanical studies are among the 50 photographs by celebrated American photographer Brett Weston (1911–­1993) given to The Block Museum of Art by Christian Keesee, who, in 1996, acquired the most complete collection of Weston’s work directly from the photographer’s estate. Keesee has given a portion of the collection to several museums […]

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Museum News

Block Museum Receives Major Gift of Contemporary Art

Pioneering software innovator Peter Norton has donated 68 contemporary artworks from his personal collection to Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, a transformative gift that includes a wide variety of media from more than four dozen internationally known artists.

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Around the Block – Winter 2012

Our winter 2012 issue features interviews with Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge curator Susan Dackerman and Northwestern University art history professor Claudia Swan as well as information about the Block’s recent acquisition of 45 works by the Chicago Imagist Seymour Rosofosky. Download it here (pdf) Block Museum members will also receive the printed document […]

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