The Block Museum celebrates Latin American Pop Art

Pop América, 1965–1975 opens September 21 at The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University Chicago audiences will discover an expanded history of Pop Art when The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University opens the exhibition Pop América, 1965–1975, this fall.  Running September 21 through December 8th, 2019, the bilingual exhibition challenges and reframes familiar notions of...

Block Museum announces exhibitions for 2019-2020 “Year of Global Modernisms”

Museum's season includes art from Latin America, Southeast Asia and Middle East The Block Museum of Art announces its exhibition schedule for 2019 – 2020. Four major shows, highlighting the diversity of global modernisms, will present a mid-20th-century view of art as it is entwined with culture and politics around the globe. “Each of these exhibitions contributes to the recalibration of...

Medieval Africa as a cultural force is subject of major exhibition at Block Museum

‘Caravans of Gold’ debuts at Block before traveling to Aga Khan Museum and Smithsonian An ambitious new exhibition will showcase the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries-old artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe and the Middle East that reveal the reach of Saharan networks, in a...

New gifts to the Block Museum highlighted in fall exhibitions

EVANSTON --- The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University will present two exhibitions that highlight recent gifts of contemporary art to its permanent collection. “Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution,” an immersive, gallery-sized installation by artist Carrie Mae Weems, opens Sept. 12, and “Looking Life Right Straight in the Face,”an exhibition of paintings by self-trained...

Block Museum to explore ‘William Blake and the Age of Aquarius’

50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ celebrated with major exhibition and publication Exhibition runs Sept. 23, 2017 to March 11, 2018 More than 200 works featured - including over 50 rare Blake engravings and illuminated pages Catalogue co-published by Block Museum and Princeton University The Block Museum of Art will present a major exhibition on British poet and artist William Blake...