Otto Piene’s “Grand Rapids Carousel” at Northwestern Arts Circle Celebration

“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 […]

Winter 2015 Opening Day Lecture

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 […]

Winter 2014 Exhibition Opening

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 […]