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

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

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu April 18, 2024
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


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


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 in the galleries 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 in-person talk, led by Melanie Garcia Sympson, Curatorial Coordinator, Collections Information and Digital Interpretation, will focus on Foam (1), from the series Foam by Zhang Huan. The work is on view as part of the exhibition A Little Truth: Fact and Fiction in Family Photography.