“Crying in H Mart:” Online Collection Talk : Block Museum - Northwestern University
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“Crying in H Mart:” Online Collection Talk

red book cover with illustration of noodles being lifted by 2 pairs of chopsticks on either side
12:30 PM-1:00 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu October 12, 2023
12:30 PM-1:00 PM


***Online Program***
on Zoom, register for link (see below)


Open to the public


One Book One Northwestern (OBON) is a university‐wide reading program that aims to engage the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. The Block is proud to partner annually with One Book to explore the themes of this shared text, selecting artworks from the museum collection that can broaden discussions.

Join Block Museum staff for a talk considering an artwork from the Block’s collection that reflects on the complexities of love, family, identity, and grief—themes central to the 2023–24 One Book One Northwestern selection, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner.

This talk will be led by Isabella Ko, Engagement Coordinator, who will be taking a close look at Roland L. Freeman's photograph Combing Hair, Amoke Alayoe and Her Children, Silver Spring, Maryland, June 1978.  Moderated by Melanie Garcia Sympson, Curatorial Coordinator, Collections Information and Digital Interpretation. 


photo of a Black mom combing hair of a child with another child beside her


Explore all of The Block's 2023 One Book One Northwestern artwork selections, here.


 Zoom RSVP


 This project is supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Alumnae of Northwestern University. 










Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu