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Outdoor screening of "The Reversal" (Offsite)

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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

99 Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago, IL 60601

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A special outdoor audiovisual installation of Jennifer Boles' THE REVERSAL will play on a loop at the McCormick Bridgehouse and River Museum

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Completed in 1900, the reversal of the Chicago River is a landmark in the history of civil engineering. It is a story of industry, labor, ecology, and power. Drawing on thousands of archival photographs depicting every phase of the project, filmmaker Jennifer Boles exposes the harsh conditions and human costs of this monumental undertaking. The Reversal (2020, 11 min) offers a visually and sonically potent evocation of Chicago life at the turn of the 20th century, while tracing the violent forces of capital and influence that shaped the landscape we inhabit today.

For this special outdoor audiovisual installation, The Reversal will play on a loop on the limestone wall of the McCormick Bridgehouse and River Museum on the Chicago Riverwalk.

More info and RSVP: bit.ly/thereversal

Please note this is an outdoor event that takes place at the McCormick Bridgehouse and River Museum on the Chicago Riverwalk (address: 99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601)

Made possible in part with support from Illinois Humanities.

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Event co-sponsored by The McCormick Bridgehouse and River Museum, Friends of the Chicago River, the Block Museum at Northwestern

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The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. The museum also reaches national and international audiences through its traveling exhibitions, publications and website. Its growing permanent collection of approximately 5,000 works focuses primarily on prints, photography, and drawings.

The Museum is located on the southeastern portion of Northwestern's Evanston campus, near the lake and Sheridan Road. Parking is FREE after 4PM on weekdays and all day on weekends. The nearest parking garage is located at the Segal Visitor's Center on Campus Drive. 

The Block is free and open to all.  

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