Block Museum to explore ‘William Blake and the Age of Aquarius’

50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ celebrated with major exhibition and publication Exhibition runs Sept. 23, 2017 to March 11, 2018 More than 200 works featured – including over 50 rare Blake engravings and illuminated pages Catalogue co-published by Block Museum and Princeton University The Block Museum of Art will present a major exhibition on […]

If You Remember, I’ll Remember – Opening Day Conversation [Video]

On February 4th, 2017 the Block Museum celebrated the opening of the exhibition If You Remember, I’ll Remember with artists Dario Robleto, Samantha Hill, Kristine Aono and Marie Watt in conversation with curator Janet Dees.  The title of the exhibition was lent to the exhibition by Dario Robleto in an essay which offers a weighty […]

Announcing Winter 2017 Program Lineup

From tracing the building, to tracking transience, to transforming the museum field we are thrilled to announce a vibrant season of discussions, tours, and performances hosted by leading artists, filmmakers and thinkers from around the world. Mark your calendar to join these “inquisitive travelers” at the Block Museum this fall. Opening Celebration: Five Takes on […]

Acclaimed artist Kader Attia to unveil solo exhibition at Block Museum

First solo show in Chicago for 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize winner Exhibition inspired by cross-disciplinary research at Northwestern Jan. 21 opening reception includes a public conversation with the artist Artist commission from Block Museum premiered at Centre Pompidou Internationally-acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, known for provocative exhibitions exploring colonial legacies, will unveil a solo exhibition […]

Announcing Fall 2016 Program Lineup

From tracing the building, to tracking transience, to transforming the museum field we are thrilled to announce a vibrant season of discussions, tours, and performances hosted by leading artists, filmmakers and thinkers from around the world. Mark your calendar to join these “inquisitive travelers” at the Block Museum this fall. Opening Celebration: Five Takes on […]

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 […]

Winter 2015 Opening Day Lecture

Watch the lecture from the Block Museum’s Winter 2015 Opening Day Celebration. Robert Linrothe, Northwestern art history faculty member and curator of the exhibition, provides an overview of “Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies.” Linrothe addresses two sets of themes underpinning the exhibition — travel, trade and artistic exchange across the Himalayas between the […]

Winter 2015 Opening Day Celebration

On a sunny January Saturday, temperatures at Northwestern’s Arts Circle Drive reached above freezing. Sound like paradise? For the students, faculty and families that attended the Block Museum’s Winter 2015 Opening Celebration, it was. Over 500 newcomers and well-seasoned members poured into the Block for a penetrating look at how Buddhist art from Kashmir and […]