Lecture: Assessing Museum Excellence by Debra Wood, Senior Curator, the Block Museum
Debra Wood will address the exhibition Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing an exhibition that attempts to summarize a lifetime of remarkable achievements by printmaker David Driesbach. Driesbach, a former professor of art at NIU, creates prints that contain rich narratives and are complex, colorful and whimsical. Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing was co-organized with students enrolled in “Exhibition Interpretation” a graduate-level Museum Studies Course.
Ms. Wood is senior curator at the Block Museum, Northwestern University where she takes the leading role in developing the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Since arriving at the Block Museum in 1999 she has focused on twentieth-century art and the history and study of prints
This exhibition is part of our spring printmaking suite that also includes contemporary posters by Jay Ryan;hand printed, hand bound books by David Johnson; and a retrospective work by German artist Käthe Kollwitz. The exhibitions will run through May 9, 2009.