Opening Day: If You Remember, I'll Remember: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Opening Day: If You Remember, I'll Remember

Opening Day: If You Remember, I'll Remember
2 PM-4 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat February 4, 2017
2 PM-4 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


"If You Remember, I’ll Remember" is an invitation to reflect on the past while contemplating the present through works of art exploring themes of love, mourning, war, relocation, internment, resistance, and civil rights in 19th and 20th century America. This exhibition includes works by artists Kristine Aono (b. 1960), Shan Goshorn (b. 1957), Samantha Hill (b. 1974), McCallum & Tarry (active 1998-2013), Dario Robleto (b. 1972), and Marie Watt (b. 1967). By engaging with historic documents, photographs, sound recordings, oral histories and objects of material culture drawn from institutional and informal archives, these artists highlight individuals’ stories or make connections to the their own histories. 

"If You Remember, I’ll Remember" juxtaposes themes and histories that are rarely considered in relationship to each other. Together these works pose questions about the purposes and processes of remembering and the responsibilities of those who remember. 

To celebrate the opening of this timely exhibition, join curator Janet Dees and artists Kristine AonoSamantha HillDario Robleto, and Marie Watt for a discussion on the show’s crucial themes.

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