Museum News, Northwestern Learning

“Caravans of Gold” exhibition publication receives 2020 Curatorial Award for Excellence

In April 2020 the Association of Art Museum Curators announced the Block Museum exhibition publication Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa as a recipient of the 2020 Award for Excellence. The annual, peer-juried award recognizes curators from around the country for groundbreaking projects that have advanced new […]

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Exhibition Stories, Northwestern Learning

Graduate fellow C.C. McKee on “Keep the Shadow” exhibition examining mourning during the AIDS crisis

On September 17th, 2016 the Block Museum will open the exhibition Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis in the Katz Gallery. This unique exhibition curated by Block Museum fellow C.C. McKee, juxtaposes objects and artworks related to mourning from the Victorian Era and with those created during the AIDS crisis. […]

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Museum News

Curator Janet Dees Profiled in Artslant

Art writer Lee Ann Norman profiled four Chicago-based curators in her July 2016 article Chicago Curators Are Expanding the Cultural Conversation from the Inside Out. Focusing on Yesomi Umolu of the Logan Center at the University of Chicago, independent gallerist Erin Gilbert, and Naomi Beckwith of the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as Block Museum curator Janet […]

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Museum News

Spring 2012 Around the Block

Our spring/summer 2012 issue features an interview with Block Museum senior curator Debora Wood, information on the upcoming transformation of the Block′s neighborhood, and more. Download it here (pdf) Block Museum members will also receive the printed document in the mail. Not a member? Join now!

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Exhibition Stories

Polaroids: Mapplethorpe – A Curator’s Perspective

Hear Block Museum senior curator Debora Wood talk about Polaroids: Mapplethorpe and From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings from the Prado and watch a slide show of images from both exhibitions. (12:48 minutes). Thank you to the Northwestern University Department of Academic and Research Technologies.

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