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Coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many Arts Circle events. Patrons are advised to check with the individual venues for possible event cancelations or closures.

Behold, Be Held

“And I know what it’s like to behold and not be held.” – Moses Sumney, Lyrics from his song Plastic (2014) In Fall 2020, as our galleries remained closed to visitors due to the pandemic, we challenged...
Visual ArtsAugust 20211628139600

Sky Hopinka: Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer

Starting September 22, 2021
Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer, a two-channel video installation by the artist Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga, born 1984, Ferndale, WA), offers an immersive and elusive reckoning with histories of co...
Visual ArtsSeptember 20211632330000

Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection

Starting September 22, 2021
How do artists, artworks, and museums shape and challenge our understanding of the past? In 2020-2021 Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art celebrates its 40th anniversary. Leading up to this ...
Visual ArtsSeptember 20211632330000

Warnock Lecture Series: Swati Chattopadhyay (University of California, Santa Barbara)

October 6, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
Mapping the Ephemeral: Decolonizing Durational Imagination Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series This lecture is an invitation to reimagine the norms of...
October 20211633557600
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More at the Museum: Online Collection Talk

October 14, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, Online
Join the Block Museum for a look at artworks from the collection that explore ideas of excess, consumption, and the environment, and offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the climate crisis. This ...
HumanitiesOctober 20211634232600