Collection Spotlight: Cherokee Burden Basket: Singing a Song for Balance, Shan Goshorn

  Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, b. 1957) Cherokee Burden Basket: Singing a Song for Balance, 2012 Arches watercolor paper splints printed with archival inks, acrylic paint 18 ¾ x 18 ¾ x 23 ¼ inches Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, purchase with a gift from Sandra Lynn Riggs and members […]

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 […]

Collection Spotlight: Curved Form (Bryher II), Barbara Hepworth

Title: Curved Form (Bryher II) Artist: Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) Nationality: British Date: 1961 Medium: Cast bronze with green and brown patina and stainless steel strings Credit: Gift of Leigh B. Block, 1988.3.2 Though abstract, Barbara Hepworth’s Curved Form (Bryher II) evokes a whole host of images rooted in the natural world. Installed on a grassy […]

Art + Engineering: Pedro Reyes on the beauty of non-directed research [Video]

Pedro Reyes (b. 1972, Mexico City) has won international attention for large-scale projects that address current social and political issues. The artist’s works integrate elements of theater, psychology and activism and take on a variety of forms, from penetrable sculptures (Capulas, 2002-08) to puppet productions (Baby Marx, 2008; The Permanent Revolution, 2014). In 2008 Reyes commenced Palas por […]

Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory – Exhibition Opening Day [VIDEO]

From January 21 to April 16 Kader Attia’s Reflecting Memory will be on display at the Block Museum. Attia’s exploration of cultural differences, specifically concepts of trauma and repair, afforded him the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp at the Centre Pompidou. The work being shown at the Block is based in part on his research at […]