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Mansa Musa, l’homme le plus riche de tous les temps

Irene Mosalli, May 3, 2019, L'Orient-Le Jour

Arts faculty on page and stage

Stephanie Kulke, April 26, 2019, Northwestern Now

The Block Museum announces spring 2019 cinema season

Stephanie Kulke, April 19, 2019, Northwestern Now


Karla Mariana Huerta, April 22, 2019, All City Canvas

The Latin American History of Pop Art

Brenna M. Casey, April 12, 2019, Hyperallergic

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Kathleen Bickford Berzock, April 10, 2019, Popular Archaeology

Art Exhibit Highlights Influence of Ancient Africa

Elaine Pasquini, April 2019, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Africa’s Overlooked Role in Medieval Art History

Claire Voon, April 8, 2019, Art & Object

Moving the Middle

Josephine Livingstone, April 1 2019, Art in America

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Naima Mohamud, March 10, 2019, BBC News

Raising the Cultural Bar on Campuses

Kerry Hannon, March 12, 2019, The New York Times

"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time" Block Museum of Art

Rebecca Memoli, March 2019, New Art Examiner

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Allie Huff, March 2019, The Lumanary

New museum exhibit – “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time”

S. Crawford, February 09, 2019, Planes and Plates - Blog

New Exhibition Highlights Mansa Musa, the Richest Man who Ever Lived

Michele Debczak, February 07, 2019, Mental Floss

Exhibition at Block Museum explores Africa's influence during Medieval age

Karie Angell Luc, February 04, 2019, Pioneer Press - Evanston Review

The Block strikes gold with new medieval African art exhibition

Justin Curto, February 04, 2019, North by Northwestern

New Exhibition Highlights Story of the Richest Man Who Ever Lived

Jason Daley, February 05, 2019,

Medieval Map Points to World's Richest Man, Maybe Ever

Stephanie Pappas, January 31, 2019, Live Science

Opening day celebration for ‘Caravans of Gold’ sets attendance record

Stephanie Kulke, January 29, 2019, Northwestern Now

Photo Pick of the Day: Caravans of Gold

January 29, 2019, Art Daily Email Newsletter

US exhibit portrays Africa’s interconnected medieval past

January 27, 2019, Daily Times (Pakistan)

The Block Museum celebrates West African history in Caravans of Gold opening

Karen Reyes, January 26, 2019, North by Northwestern

‘Kinky Boots,’ Disney on Ice and more cool things to do in Chicago Jan. 25-31

Miriam Di Nunzio, Mary Houlihan, January 25, 2019, Chicago Sun Times

Assembling the fragments of Africa’s medieval past

Kathleen Bickford Berzock, January 25, 2019, Apollo Magazine

“Caravans of Gold” Shows Treasures of Medieval Africa

Jerome McDonell, January 25, 2019, WBEZ

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

January 18, 2019, The Visualist

When Saharan Sands Glittered with Gold

Jason Foumberg, January 14, 2019, The Art Newspaper

Art Top 5

Elliot Reichart, January 2, 2019, New City

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet brings stories of African-American creatives to life

Savannah Kelley, January 31, 2019, The Daily Northwestern

How Northwestern Got Its Hands on Rare Medieval African Art

Jason Foumberg, January 22, 2019, Chicago Magazine

Unpacking Medieval African Art’s Profound Global Legacy

Niama Safia Sand, January 21, 2019, Artsy

Stories of Chicago-area people hit by government shutdown

Morgan Greene and Elvia Malagon, January 17, 2019, Chicago Tribune

When Saharan sands glittered with gold

Jason Foumberg, January 2019, The Art Newspaper