Exhibition Stories, Northwestern Learning, On Equity and Action

“What it means to struggle together”: Ashleigh Deosaran on The Living Image of Sound

In Spring 2023 The Block opened The Living Image of Sound: Notes on Jazz and Protest at Northwestern a concise exhibition exploring the intersections of visual art, music, and student-led social justice movements during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition features artwork and ephemera related to the trailblazing poet and musician Sun Ra and […]

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Northwestern Learning, Staff Stories

Meet Block Curatorial Fellow Felipe Gutiérrez

In September 2022 the Block Museum welcomed  Felipe Gutiérrez, a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portugese as the museum’s 2022-2023 graduate interdisciplinary fellow.  Block Museum Graduate Fellowships are offered to two graduate students annually, one from Art History and one from any department within the Graduate School.  Fellows are integral members of […]

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Exhibition Stories, On Equity and Action, Staff Stories

A Grounding in Place: Lois Taylor Biggs reflects on “Woven Being” curatorial research trip

The Block is currently forming the exhibition Woven Being: Indigenous Art in Chicagoland (working title) through Indigenous curatorial methodologies that prioritize collaboration, reciprocity, and sustained dialogue with an expanding, intergenerational community of Indigenous knowledge sharers and non-Indigenous allies.  The Block’s Lois Biggs, (Cherokee Nation and White Earth Ojibwe) Terra Foundation Curatorial Research Fellow, shares a personal account […]

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Collection News, Northwestern Learning

Students showcase collection findings in 2021 Undergraduate Research Expo

With over 6,000 works in The Block Museum collection, there are countless opportunities to ask questions and pursue areas of research depth. Throughout 2021 our Curatorial Undergraduate Research Assistants Janitza Luna and Joyce Wang have supported the museum by seeking information about artworks within our collection database. As they became familiar with the collection, one […]

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Northwestern Learning

Meet Janitza Luna, Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Block Museum is excited to partner with Northwestern’s Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) which funds undergraduate students to work with faculty on research projects. URAP students gain first-hand, mentored knowledge of research practices in their discipline. We took a moment to sit down with Janitza to discuss her background and work at the museum. […]

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Staff Stories

Getty Research Institute names Kathleen Bickford Berzock to Scholars Program

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) has announced Block Museum Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Kathleen Bickford Berzock among 43 scholars who were awarded residencies through the annual Scholars Program. “These scholars, chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants, bring a range of expertise and interesting topics – from 7th-century Japanese Buddhist calligraphy to contemporary […]

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