Poets Respond to the art of Romare Bearden at the Block [Audio]

In Spring 2017, the Block was honored to host the book release event for the Northwestern University Press publication “Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden” Borrowing from Romare Bearden’s aesthetic palette and inspired by his Odysseus series, Bearden’s Odyssey gathers, for the first time, poems from thirty-five of the most revered African […]

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 […]

Beyonsense—An Evening of Sound Poetry

On November 2, 2011, Christian Bök, associate professor of English at the University of Calgary, and Ilya Kutik, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Northwestern University, performed experimental poetry related to the exhibition Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917, in a program introduced by Nina Gourianova, also an associate […]