Behind Blacklisted

William Gropper (1897-1977) Painter, cartoonist and lithographer Blacklisted: William Gropper’s Capriccios, the exhibition on display this spring in the Ellen Philips Katz and Howard C. Katz Gallery, came together through original research by Block Museum Graduate Fellow John Murphy. A PhD candidate in art history, Murphy spoke to us about curating the exhibition, which is […]

Black Arts Chicago: Moves and Movements

On May 30, 2013, the Block Museum hosted the kickoff for Black Arts Chicago: Moves and Movements, the inaugural conference of the Black Arts Initiative (BAI) at Northwestern University. The conference highlighted the rich history of black arts in Chicago, staking claim to the city’s unique contributions to the visual arts, theater and performance, dance, music, […]