MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening: Age of Consent

On Thursday, April 30th, the Block Museum hosted the MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the evening was a huge success. Creatives from all over Chicago came to celebrate the works of Angela Lopez, Laura McGinn, Emily Cruz Nowell, William Schweigert, and Rambod Vala in their exhibition, Age of Consent. In […]

Tantalizing Bits of Chicago History with Block Cinema

This Thursday, April 2, Block Cinema will screen The Navigator (1924), starring Buster Keaton and featuring live musical accompaniment from David Drazin. That same David Drazin, along with Carol Seymour and Robert Loerzel, recently discovered that Chicago’s censorship office, which was run by the police department, demanded cuts to The Navigator before allowing it to […]

Kashmir through the Camera

What does it mean to own, display, and be responsible for the culture of others? Chicago-based photographer Larry Snider and “Collecting Paradise” curator Rob Linrothe addressed this question at “Photography and the State of Kashmir,” an April 1 discussion. Students, faculty, and community members came curious to the Block Museum, ready to examine what it […]