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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

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Two people examine one of three paintings on the wall of the Block Museum of Art.

Block Museum exhibition ‘Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World’ redefines modernism

October 2, 2022

Two and a half years after its originally scheduled inauguration in spring 2020, “Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s” has arrived at the Block Museum of Art. Students, faculty...

A Lost City Reappeared: Professor rebuilds lost artifacts through art

March 11, 2021

Northwestern art Prof. Michael Rakowitz seeks to explore the diaspora between Iraq and Iraqi immigrants through his work recreating lost artifacts and reliefs from the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud. Closed...

“Memorializing” partnership between Northwestern and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Artist-in-residence and professor “memorialize” Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde in dialogue

February 18, 2020

Artist-in-residence M. Carmen Lane and art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz engaged in a conversation about ancestry, dispossession and expression at Tuesday’s session of Memorializing Dialogue...

Art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz’s sculpture of a Lamassu stands in London’s Trafalgar Square. The piece was unveiled March 28 and will remain in London until 2020.

Northwestern professor unveils sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square

April 18, 2018

When art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz was nominated to propose a sculpture to top the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, he was given blueprints of the plinth, which measured exactly...

Inspired by the Victory Arch in Baghdad, Art theory and practice Prof. Michael Rakowitz created a smaller-scale version with a “Star Wars” spin. The hands of the piece are constructed out of pages from one of Saddam Hussein’s novels, which Rakowitz said were essentially “Star Wars” fan fiction.

Inside NU Prof. Michael Rakowitz’s newest exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art

October 25, 2017

A&E The entrance to “Backstroke of the West” is guarded by a behemoth of plywood with a small opening in the center. Walking through to the front of the set piece-like construct, a reverse glance...

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