"How the Word is Passed:" Online Collection Talk : Block Museum - Northwestern University
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"How the Word is Passed:" Online Collection Talk

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12:30 PM-1:00 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu April 27, 2023
12:30 PM-1:00 PM


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


Open to the public


Collection talk led by Melanie Garcia Sympson, Curatorial Coordinator, Collections Information and Digital Interpretation.

Join Block Museum curatorial staff for a talk considering works from the Block’s collection that reckon with the history of slavery, white supremacy, symbols of nationhood, and social inequity. This program is held in connection with 2022–23 One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with The History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith and presented by the Block Museum in partnership with The Alumnae of Northwestern University. 

Sympson will discuss this untitled photograph of the Lincoln Memorial

two women standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Zoom RSVP link




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