Gallery Talk: "Actions for the Earth": Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Gallery Talk: "Actions for the Earth"

 room with several TVs on the floor in a semi-circle and floor cushions in front
Zheng Bo, Ecosensibility Exercises, installation view, 2021, Gropius Bau, Berlin. Photo: Eike Walkenhorst. Courtesy the artist; Gropius Bau; Edouard Malingue Gallery
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat April 27, 2024
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


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


Open to the public


Block gallery talks explore exhibitions by posing multidisciplinary questions and perspectives, led by faculty, staff, students, and community members across Northwestern and beyond.

Join graduate student Maddie Brucker, PhD candidate in Computer Science and Learning Sciences at Northwestern, for a talk on art, learning, and interconnection. Using select works from the exhibition as a starting point, Maddie will discuss how encounters with art are sites of learning that are often deeply intertwined with endeavors of social changemaking. The discussion will include opportunities for program participants to contribute their own perspectives. 

This event is presented by the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science in conjunction with Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology.  


Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated. 


About Maddie Brucker

person with light skin tone, shoulder-length curly hair, and glasses in a room with plantsMaddie Brucker is a multidisciplinary artist and PhD candidate in Computer Science and Learning Sciences at Northwestern. Her research aims to locate learning and critical possibility in the relational endeavors of artistic production and artists’ community-making. She uses ethnographic methods to study how artists learn and develop new tools and techniques while simultaneously building community structures that exist outside of, and often in opposition to, formal institutions. As a self-taught trans artist, she brings her own unique perspectives on critical technological and artistic practice to the spaces she participates in.  

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