By Hannah Arata Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City recently gave a lively talk to the Northwestern community on the relationship between experimental artists and commercial design. Her talk parallels the current exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, “Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising
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By Thomas Wall What do the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Pyscho and baby lotion have in common? More than you might think.
In preparing for the professional world of creative enterprises, MSLCE students constantly take into account the challenges that creative organizations face-such as low attendance figures and box office sales. To develop keen awareness to these trends and strategize ways to increase engagement, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard’s engagement with Public Culture course gave students hands-on experience in
By Poorvi Nair “Do it deeper consistently: make the experience so meaningful it doesn’t matter about numbers. It’s about impact on a very finite group.” In an inspirational and engaging talk, Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s new Ellen Philips Katz director, shared with MSLCE students key insights about what it takes to be a successful
By Leslie Zhu The Mary and Leigh Block Museum in the Arts Circle at Northwestern is always my secret place to rest and learn in between my busy study schedule. I immerse myself a lot in their different exhibitions and screenings each quarter. I always see visitors other than students and faculty coming to the
By Jacob Nelson Some overachievers will double major in college. Maris O’Tierney decided to triple major. The new MSLCE student studied vocal performance with a focus in opera as well as political science, and art history (with an architectural history concentration) while she was an undergrad at Northwestern. The fact that these majors are so
By Jacob Nelson Sheetal Prajapati began Northwestern as an engineering major. The pursuit was short-lived. “That ended pretty quickly,” Prajapati said, “and I found liberal arts.” Prajapati, who currently works as the assistant director of learning and artists initiatives at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, spoke at last week’s speaker series
By Jacob Nelson Danielle Pierre had a feeling she’d end up in graduate school, but even she was a bit surprised that the program she chose was the Masters in Science for Leadership in Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) program. After graduating from Northwestern with a psychology and communications sciences and disorders double major, Pierre decided to take a
By Jacob Nelson Before she worked at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Sheetal Prajapati worked as a Northwestern undergraduate at the Block Museum. She had been unsure what to study at school, coming in as an engineering major, then shifting to history until finally settling on gender studies.
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