“He was a developer and a discoverer, so many of his ideas are relevant today, from project-oriented work, to discussion-led thinking, to the ephemeral; all of that is now commonplace. That is a central contribution of his work.” – Joachim Jäger, New York Times Saturday, June 4th Inflation of Otto Piene’s: Grand Rapids Carousel 9AM, Arts […]
On Thursday, April 30th, the Block Museum hosted the MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the evening was a huge success. Creatives from all over Chicago came to celebrate the works of Angela Lopez, Laura McGinn, Emily Cruz Nowell, William Schweigert, and Rambod Vala in their exhibition, Age of Consent. In […]
Watch the lecture from the Block Museum’s Winter 2015 Opening Day Celebration. Robert Linrothe, Northwestern art history faculty member and curator of the exhibition, provides an overview of “Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies.” Linrothe addresses two sets of themes underpinning the exhibition — travel, trade and artistic exchange across the Himalayas between the […]
On a sunny January Saturday, temperatures at Northwestern’s Arts Circle Drive reached above freezing. Sound like paradise? For the students, faculty and families that attended the Block Museum’s Winter 2015 Opening Celebration, it was. Over 500 newcomers and well-seasoned members poured into the Block for a penetrating look at how Buddhist art from Kashmir and […]
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art galleries re-opened on January 18th with Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929–1940, and Steichen ǀ Warhol: Picturing Fame, with welcoming remarks by Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro. Featured exhibitions take two distinct approaches to exploring class and society in America during the 20th century […]
Artists Zach Meyer, Megan Schvaneveldt, Robert Chase Heishman, Rachel Niffenegger, and art theory & practice professor Steve Reinke discuss video work premiered at the Block Museum on May 19, 2012. The artists were part of the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice. Produced by Dietz Media.