Exhibition Stories, Northwestern Learning

Graduate fellow C.C. McKee on “Keep the Shadow” exhibition examining mourning during the AIDS crisis

On September 17th, 2016 the Block Museum will open the exhibition Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis in the Katz Gallery. This unique exhibition curated by Block Museum fellow C.C. McKee, juxtaposes objects and artworks related to mourning from the Victorian Era and with those created during the AIDS crisis. […]

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Museum News

WTTW: Cellist Charlotte Moorman’s Legacy Showcased in Exhibit

Watch WTTW’s Chicago Tonight coverage of the exhibition Feast of Astonishments, broadcast January 26, 2016 “Being labeled “the topless cellist” was a mixed blessing for one American artist of the avant-garde. Charlotte Moorman’s occasional nudity in her performances attracted the curiosity of “The Tonight Show” and TV audiences. It also may have distracted from the […]

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Artist Collaborations

Visit with Carl Hoeckner Jr.

Carl Hoeckner Jr. reminisces about his father, artist Carl Hoeckner in a visit to the Block Museum on January 28, 2014. As Mr. Hoeckner walked through the galleries, he recalled stories of his father, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes about individual works as well as other artists in the exhibition. From Northwestern News Carl Hoeckner Jr., the 92-year-old son of artist […]

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Museum News

Special Issue of Around the Block

Our new special issue of Around the Block covers the Block Museum’s schedule from fall 2013 to spring 2014. Download it here (pdf) Block Museum members will also receive the printed document in the mail. Not a member? Join now!

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