Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collectioninvites readers to think critically about how artists, artworks, and museums engage with narratives of the past. Highlighting more than fifty contemporary artworks recently acquired by the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the book considers our constantly changing understanding of the past through the lens of artistic practice.
Richly illustrated and written for a general audience, this book showcases the depth and breadth of recent acquisitions to the Block Museum of Art’s collection, including a wide-ranging selection of works by artists Dawoud Bey, Shan Goshorn, the Guerrilla Girls, Marisol, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Tseng Kwong Chi, and Kara Walker, among others. The book is a companion publication to the 2021 exhibition of the same name, presented to celebrate the museum’s fortieth anniversary.
- Hardcover - 144 pages, 9.75 x 7 inches - Published 2021