Block Museum receives major gift of photography by Brett Weston

Images ranging from landscapes to botanical studies are among the 50 photographs by celebrated American photographer Brett Weston (1911–­1993) given to The Block Museum of Art by Christian Keesee, who, in 1996, acquired the most complete collection of Weston’s work directly from the photographer’s estate. Keesee has given a portion of the collection to several museums over the past...

Block Museum Receives Major Gift of Contemporary Art

Carrie Mae Weems, "Ritual and Revolution" (1998), installation view at P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. Pioneering software innovator Peter Norton has donated 68 contemporary artworks from his personal collection to Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, a transformative gift that includes a wide variety of media from more...

Around the Block – Winter 2012

Our winter 2012 issue features interviews with Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge curator Susan Dackerman and Northwestern University art history professor Claudia Swan as well as information about the Block's recent acquisition of 45 works by the Chicago Imagist Seymour Rosofosky. Download it here (pdf) Block Museum members will also receive the printed document in the mail. Not a member? Join...