Collection Spotlight

Collection Spotlight: Scottsboro Limited, Prentiss Taylor

Artist: Prentiss TaylorTitle: Scottsboro Limited, from the portfolio ScottsboroDate: 1932Medium: LithographDimensions: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.Credit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1992.57 In Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931, nine young Black men, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years old, were falsely accused of raping two white women on a […]

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Northwestern Learning

An Evening with Toulouse-Lautrec

Quirky, artistically talented and a full participator of pleasure—one could easily describe French lithograph artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Northwestern students by the same words. That’s no mistake: Northwestern students’ intellect and creativity hit the stage and the gallery this January. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Block Museum welcomed a full house to “An Evening […]

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Museum News

Claudia Swan on Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge

Although organized by the Harvard Art Museums, the upcoming exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe has many other connections to Chicago besides its exhibiting partner the Block Museum. The exhibition catalogue includes essays by two area scholars—Suzanne Karr Schmidt, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art […]

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