Mimi Brody, Film Curator at Block Cinema, reports back on the Berlin International Film Festival Last week I returned from another trip to the annual Berlin Film Festival (Feb. 6-16). The unseasonably warm temperatures there (in the mid-40s on most days) felt practically tropical compared to the arctic vortex I left behind in Chicago. Also […]
Listen now to Working Poems with Mark Nowak (audio, 30 minutes) Poet, playwright, essayist and cultural critic Mark Nowak will respond to the Left Front exhibition in a reading and conversation. In the spirit of the Left Front, his poems give voice to working people, documenting the hardships wrought by economic downturns both here in the United […]
Listen to the Winter Opening Program, with opening remarks by President Morton Schapiro, and a talk by W. J. T. Mitchell “What does art have to do with Revolution? A Long View” Listen now to the opening remarks (audio, 30 minutes) Listen now to the lecture (audio, 44 minutes)
Carl Hoeckner Jr. reminisces about his father, artist Carl Hoeckner in a visit to the Block Museum on January 28, 2014. As Mr. Hoeckner walked through the galleries, he recalled stories of his father, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes about individual works as well as other artists in the exhibition.