Northwestern Events Calendar


The Block Collects 2022

recurring see all events in this series

Tote bag

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central

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: Lindsay Bosch  

Group: Block Museum Exhibitions

Category: Fine Arts


very year The Block brings new works of art into the collection to support Northwestern University’s teaching and learning mission. Each work becomes part of an expanding resource that students, faculty, and our wider public can engage with through classes, research visits, and exhibitions like this.

Acquired by The Block over the past five years, these works build on strengths and expand perspectives represented in the collection. In Appendix 137_120 and Appendix 137_048, Walid Raad inserts patterns from abstract paintings by Lebanese artists Yvette Achkar (born 1928) and Huguette Caland (1931–2019) within spaces cut out from a representational illustration; other works by Achkar and Caland are included in Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s on view in the adjacent gallery. Works by Chicago artist Barbara Rossi and Argentinian artist Edgardo Giménez offer additional examples of mid-20th century abstraction. These prints share the space with photographic works including three by Japanese-American artist and biochemist Michael Koerner. His works were chosen by Northwestern undergraduate students in the Block Museum Student Associates Program as part of an ongoing commitment by The Block to student-led acquisitions.

More Info Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in