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Sky Hopinka: Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer

Starting December 1, 2021
Evanston
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 ArtsDecember 20211638381600

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

Starting December 1, 2021
Evanston
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 ArtsDecember 20211638381600

Place and Memory: Art Talks with Block Museum Student Associates

Starting February 5, 2022
Evanston
Histories related to a place are sometimes invisible and often overlooked. How do people assign meaning to place? How is history etched onto a landscape or erased from it?  Join our Block Museum Stude...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20221644085800

NORTH BY CURRENT with filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax -- Theatrical Screening

December 1, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
NORTH BY CURRENT with filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax Angelo Madsen Minax, 2021, 85 min, DCP Digital   An unspeakable tragedy both binds and fractures filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax’s family in this movi...
FilmDecember 20211638406800
nuco and nu chorale

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra and University Chorale: Fate & Glory

December 2, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Robert G. Hasty and A.J. Keller, conductors  Howard Hanson, Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky, Op. 44  Ralph Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region  Arvo Pärt, Cecilia, vergine romana  Johann...
MusicDecember 20211638495000
symphonic band with conductor

Symphonic Band

December 3, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor; Alex Lin Dale and Timothy Cook, graduate assistant conductors Peter Mennin, Canzona Anthony Barfield, Here We Rest Gustav Holst (ed. Matthews), First Suite in E-flat for Mili...
MusicDecember 20211638581400
nuso cellos and basses

SOLD OUT: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra Light Holiday Classics: Conducting Student Showcase

December 4, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
This performance is sold out. Jake Taniguchi, Moyue Zhou, Andrew Ritchie, Yuxin Dai, Alexander Chen, and Jennifer Huang, graduate assistant conductors; Helaine Liebman, soprano  Engelbert Humperdinck,...
MusicDecember 20211638667800
alice millar chapel choir

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 5, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Evanston
Stephen Alltop, conductor; Alice Millar Chapel Choir; Philharmonia; Millar Brass Ensemble; Eric Budzynski, organ  A beloved holiday tradition combining readings and musical gems to portray the Christm...
MusicDecember 20211638721800

More at the Museum: Online Collection Talk

January 13, 2022
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 ...
Visual ArtsJanuary 20221642098600
Ariel Quartet with Orion Weiss

Ariel Quartet with Orion Weiss, piano

January 14, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Winter Chamber Music Festival. “A blazing, larger-than-life performance.” —Washington Post Gershon Gerchikov and Alexandra Kazovsky, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello; ...
MusicJanuary 20221642210200
St. Lawrence String Quartet

St. Lawrence String Quartet

January 16, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Winter Chamber Music Festival “Flexibility, dramatic fire and…a hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy” —Los Angeles Times Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christo...
MusicJanuary 20221642383000
Miró Quartet

Miró Quartet

January 22, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Winter Chamber Music Festival “The way the Miró revel in the music’s daring without sacrificing any of its surface polish remains impressive.” —Gramophone Daniel Ching and William Fed...
MusicJanuary 20221642901400
Ying Quartet

Ying Quartet

January 23, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Winter Chamber Music Festival “Electrifying” —Washington Post Robin Scott and Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, now in ...
MusicJanuary 20221642987800
Jeffrey Siegel

Keyboard Conversations: Music of Joy and Peace - Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin

February 11, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Keyboard Conversations series. Jeffrey Siegel, piano  Music to uplift and to soothe. Beethoven’s Rage Over a Lost Penny, Schumann’s gorgeous Aria, Copland’s humorous The Cat and the M...
February 20221644629400

Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with curator Janet Dees

February 12, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
Today’s program is offered by Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and curator of A Site of Struggle.  Exhibition Gallery Talks are offered monthly by B...
HumanitiesFebruary 20221644690600
Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet

February 15, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Winter Chamber Music Festival “The Dover Quartet has been making life difficult for critics with playing that pretty much defies criticism.” —Ludwig van Toronto Joel Link and Bryan Le...
MusicFebruary 20221644975000

Art, Activism, and Contemporary Resonances of the 1935 NAACP exhibition “An Art Commentary on Lynching”

March 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston
The NAACP’s 1935 exhibition, “An Art Commentary on Lynching,” and its use in anti-lynching activism represents a critical but often overlooked moment in American art history. Join us for a conversatio...
HumanitiesMarch 20221646870400
Jeffrey Siegel

Keyboard Conversations: The Glorious Music of Chopin

April 8, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Keyboard Conversations series. Jeffrey Siegel, piano  Heroic polonaises, soulful mazurkas, passionate études, dreamy nocturnes, vivacious waltzes, and the rarely heard tarantella by o...
April 20221649464200

Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series: "A Conversation with Joshua Cohen, author of The Netanyahus."

April 11, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series "A Conversation with Joshua Cohen, author of The Netanyahus."   We hope to hold this event in person but will be monitoring guidelines as the date approaches and ...
Literary ArtsApril 20221649721600
Jeffrey Siegel

Keyboard Conversations: Evocative Visions - Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt

May 20, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022 Keyboard Conversations series. Jeffrey Siegel, piano  Visually inspired musical masterpieces. Rachmaninoff’s festive and passionate Études-tableaux, Debussy’s visionary Préludes, Lisz...
May 20221653093000