Meet Lisa Corrin, Block Museum Ellen Philips Katz Director

Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s new Ellen Philips Katz Director, spoke with Northwestern News about her passion for art and education and the abundant opportunities for collaboration she sees on the Northwestern campus. Video produced by Matt Paolelli, Web content provider for Northwestern News.

Northwestern Student Film Festival

It’s become a time-honored tradition here at the Block. In late April students stop by the Museum to drop off their submissions for the Annual Northwestern Student Film Festival, organized each year by Block Cinema. The films selected for screening in this year’s festival have now been chosen and the winners will be announced during the […]

Reflections on Fluids by a Participant-Artist

On May 21, 2012, more than 50 Northwestern students, faculty, and staff took part in a reinvention of artist Allan Kaprow’s peformance artwork Fluids staged by the Department of Art Theory & Practice outside the Block Museum. Theater major Frankie DiCaccio, who started his shift that day at the Museum hanging informational banners, was soon swept into […]

An Icy Art Project

In a reinvention of artist Allan Kaprow’s Fluids happening, Northwestern students, faculty, and staff erected two monumental cubic structures with ice blocks. Find out more by watching this video piece produced by Northwestern News. Video produced by Matt Paolelli, Web content provider for Northwestern News. See photos from the Fluids happening.

On the Red Carpet at the MFA Film Premiere Night

Artists Zach Meyer, Megan Schvaneveldt, Robert Chase Heishman, Rachel Niffenegger, and art theory & practice professor Steve Reinke discuss video work premiered at the Block Museum on May 19, 2012. The artists were part of the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice. Produced by Dietz Media.

Spring 2012 Around the Block

Our spring/summer 2012 issue features an interview with Block Museum senior curator Debora Wood, information on the upcoming transformation of the Block′s neighborhood, and more. Download it here (pdf) Block Museum members will also receive the printed document in the mail. Not a member? Join now!

Collection Spotlight: Amoeba by Joshua Davis

Staff at the Block Museum recently began sharing their favorite works from our collection with each other on a weekly basis. Now we’ve decided to let you in on the fun. Check back for new objects! Joshua Davis, Amoeba, from the series Once Upon a Forest, 2005, inkjet print. 2007.23. I chose this work from […]

Illuminating the Shadows: Film Criticism in Focus

Critics and Scholars In another installment of Block Cinema’s discussion of film criticism, on May 4, 2012, a panel of writers, bloggers, and critics addressed the relationship between criticism and academic film studies. Listen now (audio, 101 minutes) Moderator: Nick Davis (Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies, Northwestern University) Participants: Adrian Martin, (Professor of […]