Programs & Events

Abraham Cruzvillegas Discusses Hope and Resourcefulness [Video]

Contemporary artist and designer Abraham Cruzvillegas visited Northwestern in late October 2017 to take part in Northwestern Engineering’s Dean Seminar Series at the McCormick School of Engineering and a Chicago Architecture Biennial lecture co-presented by the Department of Art, Theory and Practice and the Block Museum of Art. Cruzvillegas is one of the most important conceptual […]

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Northwestern’s Interdisciplinary Strength Shines at Architecture Biennial

Chicago Architectural Biennial runs Sept. 16, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018 EVANSTON, Ill. — When the Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off Sept. 16, Northwestern University’s strengths in interdisciplinary study, global research and collaboration will be on full display. From a large-scale art installation to lectures by faculty and internationally-renowned guest artists, all programs will focus […]

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Artist Collaborations

“Tracing the Building” with Walter Kitundu [Video]

Walter Kitundu is a multimedia artist and MacArthur Fellow whose practice ranges from building instruments to photographing wildlife. His original musical instruments navigate the boundary between live and recorded performance. He has also made hand-built turntables that interact with the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light, and the force of ocean waves. An internationally recognized artist, […]

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Museum News

Block Museum Offers Free Parking With A View

When the Northwestern University Segal Visitor’s Center opened to the public, President Morton Schapiro praised the building as having “the most beautiful view in the world.”  Standing as a stunning lakefront gateway to the Evanston campus, the center includes an auditorium with approximately 160 seats, meeting rooms, offices for admissions staff, and a two story reception […]

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Collection Spotlight

Collection Spotlight: J. and J. Wearne and E. Finlay House, Castlecrag, Walter Burley Griffin

Title: J. and J. Wearne and E. Finlay House, Castlecrag Artist: Walter Burley Griffin Nationality: American, 1876-1937 Date: 1925 Medium: Architectural photo reproduction (blueprint) Credit: Gift of Marion Mahony Griffin, 2009.6.86. Known best for his role in designing Canberra, Australia’s capital city, Walter Burley Griffin was an innovative and influential Chicago-based architect during the early […]

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