Block Museum to present first major retrospective of artist Tseng Kwong Chi

Born in Hong Kong, educated in Vancouver and Paris, and later based in New York City, Tseng Kwong Chi (1950–1990) produced a large body of witty, playful, performance-based photography that both captured the pivotal downtown Manhattan art and club scenes of the 1980s and reflected the increasingly globalized movement of people across nations and continents. […]

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 […]