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Open Engagement Open House

When: Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all.

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Department of Art History

Category: Academic


The Block Museum throws open its doors to artists, scholars, practitioners, and advocates of socially engaged art from around the world visiting for the free Open Engagement national conference. Join us as curator Janet Dees introduces “If You Remember, I’ll Remember,” artist Samantha Hill shares her work on the American South, curator Susy Bielak describes the partnerships involved in community-based practice, and professor Rebecca Zorach goes behind-the-scenes with the exhibition “We Are Revolutionaries” (Free lunch with RSVP.)

The program is presented in conjunction with the conference Open Engagement 2017 – JUSTICE.


10 – 11AM: Janet Dees leads tour of If You Remember, I’ll Remember; Samantha Hill speaks to her Kinship Project

11 – 11:30AM: Susy Bielak and Lauren Watkins use If You Remember, I’ll Remember as a case-study to described community-based practice and process

11:30AM – Noon: Q&A and discussion with Janet, Samantha, Susy and Lauren
Noon – 1PM: Lunch and gallery viewing

1 – 2PM: Rebecca Zorach and students present on Wall of Respect exhibition


About Open Engagement:

Open Engagement (OE) is an annual artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time.

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