Block at the Berlinale

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 […]

Mark Nowak: Working Poems

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 […]

Winter Opening Program Podcast

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)

Visit with Carl Hoeckner Jr.

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.