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Mercy in the Museum: Online Collection Tours

Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
12 PM-12:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri October 23, 2020
12 PM-12:30 PM


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


Open to the public, Online


Friday, October 23, 12:00-12:30 PM
Friday, November 20, 12:00-12:30 PM
Friday, December 11, 12:00-12:30PM

Free and Open to All, Online

Join the Block Museum for a series of shared conversations about artworks from the collection that explore ideas of justice, race, and equity. These online, discussion-based lunchtime tours are led by Block staff and inspired by Just Mercy.  This series is presented in conjunction with The Block’s 40th anniversary, a year-long celebration of the Museum’s collection as a tool to help us reflect upon, question, and reimagine the past. 


The Block Museum of Art: Just Mercy

 Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, The Block Museum of Art will engage the urgent themes of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection.  The Block will host digital dialogues and cinema screenings, and provide teaching resources that use artworks as points of entry for connecting to the ideas of the text. 

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

Press Coverage

The Daily Northwestern
Corinne Granof, the academic curator at Block, said that a main objective of the series is to draw thematic connections to “Just Mercy” and bring out Stevenson’s heroism.“We wanted to kind of honor (Stevenson) too, and pick up on the themes that were really major threads in his book like justice and compassion,” Granof said.”
Melina Chalkia, November 4, 2020