Collection Spotlight: Constructed Cylinder, Arnaldo Pomodoro

Title: Constructed Cylinder (Cilindro Costruito) Artist: Arnaldo Pomodoro (born 1926) Nationality: Italian Date: 1969 Medium: cast bronze with copper surface Credit: Gift of Leigh B. Block in memory of his mother, Cora B. Block (1880-1973), also a benefactor of Northwestern University, 1985.159 A golden tower stands tall, glinting majestically in the morning sun. That is […]

Public Art in Chicago

Chicago is a world-class city for public art. Block Museum members, staff, and special guests recently visited some of the city’s most artful spots. The tour spanned the length of the city, from Rogers Park to Bronzeville. The works featured were equally diverse, ranging from a Marion Mahony Griffin mural situated within an elementary school, to the famous Picasso […]