Block Museum Catalog Named to The New York Times “Best Art Books of 2017”

On Friday, December 15th, we were thrilled to discover that the exhibition catalog “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius” had been named by The New York Times art critic Holland Cotter as one of his favorite art books of the year.  Our text is listed as one of just nine books that Cotter points to as the most vital of […]

Exhibition Catalog Now Available: “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius”

A stunningly illustrated look at how Blake’s radical vision influenced artists of the Beat generation and 1960s counterculture The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is proud to partner with Princeton University Press on the exhibition catalog William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, edited by exhibition curator Stephen F. Eisenman, with contributions by Mark […]

Present Tense Pamphlets Look to the History and Future of Score-Based Performance

During the Block Museum’s Spring 2016 symposium “Performed in the Present Tense” artists Mashinka Firunts and Danny Snelson, shared an open call for a unique series of artists scores, a project they dubbed the Present Tense Pamphlets.  In the tradition of Charlotte Moorman’s Avant-Garde Festivals, Dick Higgins’ Great Bear Pamphlets, and La Monte Young’s An Anthology of Chance Operations, […]

Block Museum announces the publication of “Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures” by artist Geof Oppenheimer

The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University celebrates the release of Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures, the first substantive publication on the work of the artist Geof Oppenheimer. Published in conjunction with his 2015 exhibition of the same name, the catalog documents the artist’s original commissions for the Block Museum and considers […]