Invisible Woman

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) American writer, feminist and civil rights activist. The child of an African American soldier and a white German woman, author Ika Hügel-Marshall took inspiration from her friend and mentor Audre Lorde. Hügel-Marshall read selections from her autobiography Invisible Woman; Growing Up Black in Germany during a program devoted to exploring Lorde’s cultural […]

Illuminating the Shadows: Film Criticism in Focus

Critics and Scholars In another installment of Block Cinema’s discussion of film criticism, on May 4, 2012, a panel of writers, bloggers, and critics addressed the relationship between criticism and academic film studies. Listen now (audio, 101 minutes) Moderator: Nick Davis (Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies, Northwestern University) Participants: Adrian Martin, (Professor of […]

Art Now! The Global Explosion

Listen Now (audio, 59 minutes) On April 14, 2012, Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s Ellen Philips Katz Director, spoke about the evolving global landscape of art and how institutions are changing in response to international trends. Lisa’s talk was part of A Day at Northwestern in Evanston, an event organized by the Northwestern Alumni Association that brings […]

Knowledge | Replication: Early Modern Sciences in Print

On January 20, 2012, scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe discussed the relationship between art and science in a symposium inspired by the exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe and organized by Northwestern art history professor Claudia Swan. Symposium Introduction Claudia Swan, professor of art history, Northwestern University […]

Beyonsense—An Evening of Sound Poetry

On November 2, 2011, Christian Bök, associate professor of English at the University of Calgary, and Ilya Kutik, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Northwestern University, performed experimental poetry related to the exhibition Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917, in a program introduced by Nina Gourianova, also an associate […]

Curator’s Lecture: Tango with Cows

On September 22, 2011, Nancy Perloff, curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, spoke at the Block Museum about Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917, an exhibition exploring hand-made publications created by avant-garde poets and artists during the tumultous years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Listen Now (audio, 25MB, […]