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Art history major finds a home base at the Block Museum

Senior Linnea Lois Hodge will give a talk May 24 on Block’s Lovis Corinth collection

Graduating art history student Linnea Lois Hodge oversees installation of Lovis Corinth works at the Block.
Graduating art history student Linnea Lois Hodge oversees installation of Lovis Corinth works at the Block.

EVANSTON - Linnea Lois Hodge, an art history major with a humanities minor, found a home base for her academic pursuits and interests at Block Museum of Art. She is one of few undergraduate students granted the opportunity to curate a show from the Block’s permanent collection.

After graduation, the San Anselmo, California native joins the Seattle Art Museum as a Betty Bowen Award intern and hopes to go to graduate school in a year or two. 

By all accounts, her collaboration with the Block Museum has been exceptional in its depth and tenure. She started as an intern in Block’s engagement department during the summer of 2015. She also served as an engagement assistant, scheduling student docents, and finally a curatorial assistant.

Hodge’s exhibition “Death and the Artist, Lovis Corinth,” is a collection of self-portraits by the German expressionist that portray the artist at work between the time of a major stroke and his death.

“The Block’s Corinth prints enabled me to explore firsthand the artist’s self-image in the years between this life-threatening event and his death,” Hodge said. The self-portraiture depicts Corinth “both processing his inner turmoil and demonstrating his profound drive to create.”  

The exhibition is on view at the Block through June 18.

“Linnea has collaborated on a professional level with our staff and participated in the functioning of the museum as an institution,” said Corinne Granof, the Block’s Curator of Academic Programs.

“She is a wonderful scholar and during her time here has gained a very practical sense of arts administration while also building her critical skills as a curator.”

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