Dispatches from Doha

Lisa Corrin, the Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum, recently visited Northwestern University’s campus in Qatar. Experience Doha, the capital city, through the reflections and images she sent back to us. The Sights of Doha: March 2, 2012 Enjoy this series of stunning images from Lisa’s visit to Qatar, including pictures of Doha’s […]

Printed Scientific Instruments

Picture a sundial and you’ll probably think of an object made from brass or another type of metal. But in early modern Europe you could find versions of a sundial and other scientific instruments constructed from paper. Suzanne Karr-Schmidt, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Prints and […]

Curator’s Choice: BOMB Magazine

CURATOR’S CHOICE Since 1981 BOMB Magazine has been pairing artists from all disciplines in conversation about their work—Kiki Smith and Barbara Bloom, Marina Abramovic and Laurie Anderson, Kelly Reichardt and Gus Van Sant, just to name a few. For the past five years BOMB has been posting many of these interviews online. A new grant […]

Collection Spotlight: Builders No. 3, Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence is considered one of the most influential African American painters and printmakers of the 20th century. At the age of thirteen, Lawrence moved from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to New York City, where he began attending art classes sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, and later at the the Harlem Art Workshop and […]