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Art Talks! Docents in Dialogue - Margeaux Rocco ('23) & Joely Simon ('21)

Header image for the docent tour with Margeaux Rocco & Joely Simon
LEFT: Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937) Mocha Standard, 1969. RIGHT: Tseng Kwong Chi (Canadian, born Hong Kong 1950–1990) Mt Rushmore, South Dakota from the Expeditionary Self-Portrait Series, 1986.
12 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri April 23, 2021
12 PM


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


Open to the public


Title: “American History: Through A Tourist’s Lens”

On this date, Margeaux Rocco (’23, Undecided, minor in Art Theory and Practice) & Joely Simon (’21, Journalism, minor in Art History, Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate), will be discussing Mocha Standard, 1969 by Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937) and Mt Rushmore, South Dakota from the Expeditionary Self-Portrait Series, 1986 by Tseng Kwong Chi (Canadian, born Hong Kong 1950–1990).

Description: This talk will explore American history through the eyes of Ed Ruscha's and Tseng Kwong Chi's location-based works.


Online, free and open to all.

How do artworks talk to us… and to one another? And how can we learn to talk back? Join Northwestern undergraduates in The Block Museum Student Docent Program to consider these questions in a unique lunchtime series. Through half-hour discussion-based presentations, Northwestern docents from interdisciplinary fields of study will consider two works from the museum collection that have something to say to one another (and to us.) This season, the team will share artworks in our current exhibition For One and All: Prints from The Block’s Collection, and our upcoming Fall 2021 exhibition, Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts.  



This series is presented in conjunction with The Block’s 40th anniversary, Thinking about History with The Block Collection a year-long celebration of the Museum’s collection as a tool to help us reflect upon, question, and reimagine the past.



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