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Students Shape the Collection: Artist Talk with Leonard Suryajaya

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

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

Category: Fine Arts


As part of the Block Museum’s Student Acquisition initiative, Northwestern students in the 2020-2021 Block Museum Student Associates program selected artist Leonard Suryajaya’s Quarantine Blues (2020) for the museum’s collection.

Suryajaya’s work explores complex intersections of intimacy, community and family, and how the “everyday is layered with histories, meanings, and potential.”  He will be joined in dialogue by Student Associates to discuss his practice, how this work explores the personal and collective impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the artist’s role in shaping narratives of history.

Moderated by Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts co-curator Essi Rönkkö and Susan and Stephen Wilson Associate Director, Education and Engagement Erin Northington.

Quarantine Blues is on view in Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection.


We plan for this program to be offered in person. Should public health or Northwestern campus guidelines evolve, we will contact guests about online presentation.

Northwestern is closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus pandemic and will follow local, state and University guidelines for in-person events and museum visitation. All visitors must follow the Northwestern University COVID-19 Guidelines, which are in place at the time of visitation, including masking within the galleries and auditorium.

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