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Sep
23
2020

Mercy in the Museum: Online Collection Tours

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When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free and open to all online

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Friday, October 23, 12:00-12:30 PM
Friday, November 20, 12:00-12:30 PM
Friday, December 11, 12:00-12:30PM

Free and Open to All, Online

Join the Block Museum for a series of shared conversations about artworks from the collection that explore ideas of justice, race, and equity. These online, discussion-based lunchtime tours are led by Block staff and inspired by Just Mercy.  This series is presented in conjunction with The Block’s 40th anniversary, a year-long celebration of the Museum’s collection as a tool to help us reflect upon, question, and reimagine the past. 

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The Block Museum of Art: Just Mercy

 Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, The Block Museum of Art will engage the urgent themes of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection.  The Block will host digital dialogues and cinema screenings, and provide teaching resources that use artworks as points of entry for connecting to the ideas of the text. 

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