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Block Museum offers a feminist perspective to Arab histories through film series

Film still from “Fatma 75.”

Rayna Song, Reporter

October 28, 2020

The Block Museum of Art hosted “Liberating History: Arab Feminisms and Mediated Pasts” to celebrate Arab women's filmmaking and present a feminist perspective to past Arab histories. The online event includes five screenings from Oct. 8 to Oct. 31 that can be accessed for 24 hours following the...

“Stranger Than Fiction: This is America” exhibition explores contemporary America through a political lens

Nguyen Tran’s “Essential Workers” highlights the work of necessary workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece was featured as the cover of the Chicago Reader in April.

Jorja Siemons, Reporter

October 28, 2020

Dittmar Memorial Gallery is combining political symbols and pop culture iconography this fall with “Stranger Than Fiction: This is America,” featuring visual artworks created by artists Henry Sandifer and Nguyen Tran. The exhibit, open to the public through Nov. 15, unpacks issues such as systemic...

Meet this year’s NU Alumnae of the Year Award recipient: Tony award winner Heather Headley

 Heather Headley is the 2020 Alumnae Award recipient. The Tony award winning actress has credits in Broadway's

Rebecca Aizin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2020

Heather Headley left her junior year at Northwestern fully expecting to return the following September. That year, she made her Broadway debut instead. Headley’s credits include “Ragtime,” “The Lion King” and “Aida,” for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2000. Most recently,...

Halsey’s Black Creators Funding Initiative recipient and NU alumnus Robert Cunningham creates web series How to L0ve

The cast and crew of How to L0ve during their first week of filming.

Rebecca Aizin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2020

After watching Wimbledon and noticing how the ball runners were constantly hit by tennis balls, Northwestern alumnus Robert Cunningham (Communication ‘18) decided to start a comedic web series “How to L0ve” centering around the experiences of these behind-the-scenes tennis workers as they run onto...

2020 Cultural Fund Grant recipients discuss plans amid the pandemic

Students perform for each other at an Evanston Young Artists performance before the pandemic. EYA is one of the 2020 recipients of the Cultural Fund Grant, which aims to create a more inclusive and vibrant arts community in Evanston through supporting local organizations.

Laya Neelakandan, Reporter

October 26, 2020

Musicians, museums, theatres and visual arts organizations make up some of the recipients of the 2020 Cultural Fund Grant Program awarded by the Evanston Arts Council. As arts-focused organizations pivoted their plans in response to the pandemic, the Cultural Fund Grant stepped up to support local organiza...