Exhibition Keynote Conversation: Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Exhibition Keynote Conversation: Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts

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6 PM-8 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed September 29, 2021
6 PM-8 PM


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


Open to the public, online & in-person


 Two ways to join the online celebration!

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This keynote conversation will take place via Zoom webinar format.  Join us online for an engaging and participatory discussion with the curators, scholars, and artists. Explore the exhibition in person and watch the online conversation stream live in The Block auditorium.  Attendees will receive a tote bag and exhibition catalog! Galleries open until 8PM.


Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection considers our constantly changing understanding of the past through the lens of artistic practice.

Join exhibition artists Andrea Carlson, Tonika Lewis Johnson, and Chris Pappan for an interdisciplinary conversation on how artists, artworks, and museums shape and challenge what we learn as history, and help us to envision new futures.

Discussion moderated by Rikki Byrd, Block Museum 2020-2021 Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow. Introductory remarks by Sarah Maza, Jane Long Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Northwestern University, and exhibition curators Essi Rönkkö and Kate Hadley Toftness. 



Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu