Open House Celebration: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Open House Celebration: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera

exhibit graphic with grid of black and white portraits of Indigenous artists
Family Programs
12:00 PM -5:00 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat October 21, 2023
12:00 PM -5:00 PM


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


Open to the public


Spend a festive day at the Block Museum with the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in celebration of Rosalie Favell: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera. Enjoy open galleries, refreshments from Fox Way Catering, music and storytelling by portrait sitter Mark M. Jourdan (Ho-Chunk and Oneida nations), and a gallery talk with portrait sitter Kim Vigue (Menominee/Oneida), Executive Director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, on the history and future of the Mitchell Museum. Refreshments will be available first-come, first-served in our lobby from 12:00PM until 1:30PM, while quantities last.

Co-presented with the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. 





12:00-1:30 PM — Food and drink from Fox Way Catering, first-come, first-served while quantities last 

2:00-3:15 PM — Music and storytelling with Mark M. Jourdan

3:30-4:30 PM — Gallery talk with Kim Vigue 


About the Mitchell 

Evanston’s Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on the histories, cultures, traditions, and arts of Indigenous people from the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1977, the museum has become a cherished resource and education center committed to promoting a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and serving as a space to celebrate their diverse cultures, rich histories, and present-day experiences and contributions.


About Fox Way Catering 

foxwaycatering_logo.pngFox Way Catering is family owned and operated business, specializing Native American cuisine. We have been providing traditional foods to  Chicagoland area for over 50 years, we are 3rd generation traditional caterers. We are enrolled members of The Omaha Nation of Nebraska, Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota and Odawa from Wiikwemkoong, ON, CA. Being raised in the Chicago urban area our menu consists of many different foods from many different tribes across turtle Island. 


About the Open House Program Participants
mark-m-jourdan.jpgMark M. Jourdan (Ho-Chunk and Oneida nations) - "Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I grew up traveling much of the 'Pow-Wow circuit' with my family.  Visiting states throughout the Midwest and into Canada dancing, singing, and working in my grandmother's food stand. All of the travel was by car. So, the radio and eventually cassette player was a familiar companion. With the diverse musical tastes of my parents and siblings, they unknowingly started me on my own musical journey that includes most all styles of music. Today, along with my regular performances, I teach guitar, beginning voice training and arrangement. My musical goal is to share a feeling. Something a little bit more than just words and music. "

kim-vigue-bio.jpgKim Vigue (Menominee/Oneida) - Kim brings over 20 years of experience working on behalf of many leading tribal organizations, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector entities to develop and deliver culturally relevant initiatives and programming designed to improve the well-being of Native children, families, and communities. Kim is also the founder of Wolf River Consulting Group and previously served as the Communications Director at the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education. Kim is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation and a descendant of the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin. She joined the Mitchell Museum in October 2021.



Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs are not required, but appreciated, as they help us anticipate attendance numbers.


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also generously supported by the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, the Alumnae of Northwestern University, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.





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