Gallery Talk: “Stillness, Wonder, and Gifts for Extraterrestrials:” Elizabeth Kessler on Dario Robleto: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Gallery Talk: “Stillness, Wonder, and Gifts for Extraterrestrials:” Elizabeth Kessler on Dario Robleto

orange and yellow flower-looking multimedia sculpture
Dario Robleto, The Computer of Jupiter, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu February 23, 2023
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


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


Open to the public


Gallery talk led by exhibition catalogue contributor Elizabeth Kessler, Lecturer in American Studies, Stanford University.

Explore questions and ideas raised in The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto during gallery talks presented from perspectives across disciplines—from The Block, Northwestern University, and beyond.

Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated.



The Block Museum of Art acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 





bethkessler_photo.jpegElizabeth A. Kessler’s scholarship focuses on 20th and 21st century American visual culture, in particular the place of aesthetics, images, and media in astronomy. She earned a Ph.D from the University of Chicago, and she has been awarded the SHOT-NASA History of Space Technology Fellowship, as well as fellowships from Stanford University and the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. Her book, Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime, on the aesthetics of deep space images, was published in 2012 by University of Minnesota Press. Currently, she is Advanced Lecturer in American Studies at Stanford University. 

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