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 […]

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 […]

Collection Spotlight: Solider and Bride by Jiří Anderle

  Jiří Anderle, Solider and Bride, 1980, drypoint and mezzotint with photograph. 1988.2. Jiří Anderle is a Czech artist born in 1936. Much of his work was collected by a Chicago couple, Jacques and Anne Baruch, who ran a gallery that focused on the contemporary art of Central and Eastern Europe. I love this print. […]

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Curator’s Discussion

On January 19, 2012, Susan Dackerman, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at Harvard Art Museums and curator of Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe spoke with Claudia Swan, associate professor of art history at Northwestern and a contributor to the exhibition catalogue. Listen Now (audio, 26 MB, 28 minutes)

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 […]