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Collection Spotlight: Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet, Edward Steichen

Artist: Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879‒1973)Title: Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet, for VogueDate: 1930Medium: Gelaton silver printDimensions: 10 x 8 inCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Lee Hollander, 2019.29.27 Models in Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet is an example of Edward Steichen’s modern […]

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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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Collection Spotlight: Mexican Street Scene, Miguel Covarrubias

Artist: Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904–1957)Title: Mexican Street SceneDate: ca. 1940Medium: Lithograph on paperDimensions: 12.7 x 10 inCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Gift of Anthony and Carolyn Donato, 1997.16 Artist Miguel Covarrubias, who worked also as a writer, curator, and anthropologist, was born and raised in Mexico City. He first moved […]

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Collection Spotlight: Rue Transnonain, on April 15, 1834, Honoré Daumier

Artist: Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879)Title: Rue Transnonain, le 15 Avril 1834 (Rue Transnonain, on April 15, 1834)Date: 1834Medium: Lithograph on white wove paperDimensions:14 3/8 x 21 5/8 inchesCredit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Gift of Sidney and Vivian Kaplan, 2002.3.18 The central figure of Honoré Daumier’s Rue Transnonain, le 15 […]

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Collection Spotlight: Ebola Times, Emmanuel Bakara Daou

Artist:  Emmanuel Bakary Daou (Malian, born San, Mali, 1960) Titles:Compagne de lavement de mains (Handwashing Campaign) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.1 [featured image] Compagne de lavement de mains (Handwashing Campaign) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.2 Centre Opérational d’urgence Bamako (Emergency Operations Center Bamako) from the series Le temps Ebola (Ebola Times), 2018.10.3 Centre Opérational d’urgence […]

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Collection Spotlight: The great gymnasts of Heidburg…,Michael Schwab

Artist: Michael Schwab (German, born 1966)Title: Die grossen Turner aus der Heidburg mit den “Bananen-Bäuchen”, Siegfried u. Kunigunde vom Lehrer gennant (The great gymnasts of Heidburg with the “banana-bellies”—called Siegfried and Kunigunde by their teacher), from the series Erinnern (Remembering)Date: 1993Medium: Gelatin silver printDimensions: 24 x 19 15/16 in.Credit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum […]

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Collection Spotlight: Hotei at Dusk (Higure Hotei), Utagawa Sadatora

Title: Hotei at Dusk (Higure Hotei), from the series The Seven Gods of Fortune (Toto shichi fukujin no uchi)Artist: Utagawa SadatoraNationality: Japanese, ca. flourished 1818-44Date: ca. 1820sMedium: Color Woodcut, 14 1/4 in x 9 3/4 inCredit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, purchase funds provided by Connie and Tom Hodson   Sadatora […]

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Collection Spotlight: Day and Night, Sarah Sze

Title: Day and Night Artist: Sarah Sze Nationality: Chinese-American, born 1969 Dimensions: 37 1/4 in x 71 1/4 in Date: 2003 Medium: Offset color lithograph and screenprint, diptych Credit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, purchase funds provided by Chris and William Robb, Hollis Clayson, Diane Dawson, Kay Deaux, Sally Dumas, Emily […]

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Collection Spotlight: Unidentified Man on Bike, Andy Warhol

Title: Unidentified Man on Bike Artist: Andy Warhol Nationality: American, 1928–87 Date: ca. 1980 Medium: gelatin silver print Credit: Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.1.128. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Unidentified Man on a Bike was donated to The Block Museum as part of the Andy Warhol […]

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