Block Cinema, Northwestern Learning, Student Associates

Undergraduates draw on Block inspiration to form new Northwestern Cinematheque

As a freshman, Northwestern student Rowan McCloskey attended as many Block Cinema screenings as he could. As a sophomore, he became a Block Museum Student Associate (BMSA) after learning about the program through a posting in The Daily Northwestern’s e-newsletter.   “Both of those things really cemented my relationship with The Block,” he said. “And because […]

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Northwestern Learning

Middle Eastern North African Student Association recognized for their Block collaboration

The Block is excited to congratulate the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) Student Association on their Winter 2023 Wildcat Impact Award. The Wildcat Impact Awards are given quarterly by the Office of Student Affairs to honor and recognize students and student organizations who have contributed to bettering student life, campus engagement and inclusivity at Northwestern. […]

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Northwestern Learning, Student Associates

“Ask Me!” : Student Associates lead gallery encounters at Art Institute Partner Fest 

On Saturday, February 25, Block Museum Student Associates were invited to take part in the Art Institute’s annual University Partner Fest, a daylong even where students from the museum’s partner institutions are invited to explore the galleries, meet their peers, and learn from faculty and museum professionals across institutions. As part of the Fest student […]

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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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Student Associates

Introducing the leaders, educators and ambassadors of our 2020-21 Student Docent Team

The Block Museum of Art is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 undergraduate student docent cohort. Selected from a competitive applicant pool, this group of fourteen Northwestern University undergraduates from across disciplines, schools, class years, and all levels of museum experience have come together to serve as facilitators, guides, educators, advisors and leaders at The Block. […]

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Block Cinema, Our Community

Young filmmakers take on policing, surveillance, and technology at Block Cinema [Video]

On June 18, 2020, Sepehr Vakil, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University welcomed an online audience to an unique Block Cinema program shaped by a partnership between Northwestern and Evanston Township High School. “To say that these films are deeply and acutely relevant is to state the obvious…For […]

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