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Northwestern’s Block Museum To Unveil New Exhibit

This is the first in a series of posts about opportunities for Leadership for Creative Enterprises students to learn about Evanston’s arts scene.

By Jacob Nelson

The start of a new school year means the debut of a new exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art. This year, Block Museum celebrates Kenyan born artist Wangechi Mutu with a comprehensive exhibit of works by the artist, featuring more than 50 pieces.

Highlights of the exhibition include an animated video that Mutu collaborated on with the musician Santigold. There will also be a monumental wall drawing. Mutu’s work is large-scale and often comes in the form of collage, focusing on female figures “in lush, otherworldly landscapes.”

In addition to its art installations, the museum also includes a small movie theater. Block Cinema screens classics and contemporary films, depending on the series. This fall’s series will focus on Henri Langlois, the co-founder, director and curator of the Cinémathèque Française, “one of the world’s most important film archives.” Click here for details about the series and dates for each screening.

The Block Museum is located along the lake on Northwestern’s south campus in Evanston.