Winter 2014 Exhibition Opening

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art galleries re-opened on January 18th with Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929–1940, and Steichen ǀ Warhol: Picturing Fame, with welcoming remarks by Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro. Featured exhibitions take two distinct approaches to exploring class and society in America during the 20th century […]

Robert Mapplethorpe: Artist and Activist

  On March 7, 2009, the Block Museum hosted a panel discussion about Robert Mapplethorpe’s influence on contemporary photography, activism, and issues of the body and sexuality. Participants included photographer Catherine Opie, Polaroids: Mapplethorpe curator and Henry Art Gallery director Sylvia Wolf, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America cofounder Marisa Cardinale, University of Maryland American […]