WTTW ‘s Chicago Tonight Profiles “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius”

The Block Museum welcomed PBS cameras to the exhibition William Blake and the Age of Aquarius for an inside look into the background and objects in the show.  The Chicago Tonight segment was produced by Marc Vitali and narrated by Phil Ponce running on September 28, 2017.


A who’s who of great artists and writers of the 20th century was influenced by one who died in semi-obscurity nearly 200 years ago. William Blake was a visionary artist of the Romantic Age. An exhibition at the Block Museum looks at his impact on the Aquarian Age. Chicago Tonight got an early look at Printmaker, painter and poet, the Englishman William Blake was a luminous artist who combined his disciplines into a singular vision.

Whether depicting the horrors of Dante’s journey into hell, Job’s trials in the Old Testament, or illustrating his own original verse, Blake made memorable images that have endured.A show at the Block Museum of Art on the campus of Northwestern University looks at the long reach of his influence.

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