A major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has been awarded to the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University to fund research and development for a groundbreaking exhibit on the global history of trans-Saharan trade. Scheduled to open in 2019, “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture […]
Title: Manguera Dormida (Sleeping Hose) Artist: Gabriel Orozco (b.1962) Nationality: American/Mexican Date: 1995 Medium or Technique: silver dye bleach print Size: 31 x 47 cm. (12.2 x 18.5 in.) Credit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Peter Norton; 2016.4.33 Image Credit: © Gabriel Orozco, courtesy Marian Goodman Galleru Gabriel Orozco typically sets […]
Artist Hasan Elahi’s Tracking Transience project examines the relationship between location, repetition, technology, and surveillance in today’s media age In Aspen, Colorado in 1978, a group of MIT researchers affixed a stop-frame camera atop a car and drove it throughout the popular ski resort town. Combining the footage with a computer, laserdisc player, and touchscreen […]
Susy Bielak began her talk for the powerful program, “Seen From Inside: Perspectives on Capital Punishment,” with the firm belief that art feeds freedom. “Art is an entrée to social justice,” she said. At this event, Northwestern University’s Block Museum, Center for Criminal Defense, and Center on Wrongful Convictions shared insights on the death penalty […]
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)
Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s new Ellen Philips Katz Director, spoke with Northwestern News about her passion for art and education and the abundant opportunities for collaboration she sees on the Northwestern campus. Video produced by Matt Paolelli, Web content provider for Northwestern News.
Bloomsbury senior member Roger Fry originated many of group’s ideas on aesthetics and beliefs about life. In this lecture, delivered January 23, 2010, Christopher Reed, associate professor of English and visual culture at Pennsylvania State University, examined the relationship between these sentiments by analyzing Fry’s art, domestic designs, and critical and personal writings. Listen now […]