Third major gift of Steichen photographs broadens Block Museum teaching collection

Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art has acquired 41 silver gelatin and platinum prints by renowned American artist Edward Steichen from collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander. The donation broadens the museum’s already significant holding of vintage prints by Steichen. The gift is the third to the museum from the Hollander family, who donated 49 Steichen […]

Exhibition Catalog Now Available: “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius”

A stunningly illustrated look at how Blake’s radical vision influenced artists of the Beat generation and 1960s counterculture The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is proud to partner with Princeton University Press on the exhibition catalog William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, edited by exhibition curator Stephen F. Eisenman, with contributions by Mark […]

Block Museum Receives Gift of Work By American Artist Sam Gilliam

The Block Museum is pleased to announce a significant gift of a work by artist Sam Gilliam (b. 1933), from the estate of Dawn Clark Netsch from the Collection of  Walter A. Netsch and Dawn Clark Netsch.  One (1970) is a quintessential example of Gilliam’s innovative “drape” paintings which the artist began making in the […]