Museums at this Moment: Leaders on Institutional Responsibility and Action: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Museums at this Moment: Leaders on Institutional Responsibility and Action

Janet Dees with student docent
1 pm

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed October 14, 2020
1 pm


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


Open to the public, online


Presented by Northwestern New York, the Northwestern Alumni Association, and The Block Museum of Art

What is the role of art museums in this moment nationally and globally as we navigate a pandemic, manage economic upheaval, and grapple with racial injustice? How can museums best activate their public platforms, collections, and programs and strengthen community connections to become new spaces for dialogue, reflection, action, and impact that extend beyond their walls? Join Lisa Graziose Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director of Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, with museum leaders Deborah Mack ’77 MA, ’86 PhD and Martha Tedeschi ’94 PhD for a discussion on how museum executives are listening to their staffs and communities and leading their institutions to advocate for social change, transform teaching and learning, and advance ideas that matter in today’s world.

Wednesday, October 14
1:00–2:00 p.m. CDT (2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT)


Moderator Lisa Graziose Corrin,
Ellen Philips Katz Director, Northwestern University Block,Museum of Art

Deborah Mack ’77 MA, ’86 PhD
Interim Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Martha Tedeschi ’94 PhD
Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums

We encourage you to submit questions for our speakers in advance using the registration form. For general inquiries, please contact the New York office at 212-332-3585 or