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Memory of Nature: Talk and Campus Landscape Walk

person with tan skin waving a large green flag next to a garden bed inside a museum gallery
Arahmaiani, Memory of Nature, 2013, Singapore, Courtesy the artist
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat June 15, 2024
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


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


Open to the public


Memory of Nature, a site-specific artwork by the Indonesian artist Arahmaiani will be installed outside the Block’s entrance in April 2024. This garden of native plants and flowers changes each time it is presented, exploring the link between nature and religion by taking the form of a garden bed that mirrors a mandala design. 

The Block’s plantings will be selected in partnership with Eli Suzukovich III, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Northwestern’s Environmental Policy and Culture program and faculty affiliate of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research Institute. As an extension of his ongoing work on Northwestern’s campus, these native flowers will be carefully replanted at the conclusion of Actions for the Earth to help stabilize, nourish, and sustain Northwestern’s campus lakefill.  

Join Eli Suzukovich for a discussion of the Block’s installation of Memory of Nature, followed by a walk and continued conversation to learn more about how we care for the land on which our campus sits.  

Please note that this program will take place outside. Participants will be invited on a 30-minute walk that will begin and end at the Block Museum. A rain date has been scheduled for Saturday, June 22.  

Block gallery talks explore exhibitions by posing multidisciplinary questions and perspectives, led by faculty, staff, students, and community members across Northwestern and beyond.   


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

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at