Collection Spotlight: Curved Form (Bryher II), Barbara Hepworth

Title: Curved Form (Bryher II) Artist: Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) Nationality: British Date: 1961 Medium: Cast bronze with green and brown patina and stainless steel strings Credit: Gift of Leigh B. Block, 1988.3.2 Though abstract, Barbara Hepworth’s Curved Form (Bryher II) evokes a whole host of images rooted in the natural world. Installed on a grassy […]

Public Art in Chicago

Chicago is a world-class city for public art. Block Museum members, staff, and special guests recently visited some of the city’s most artful spots. The tour spanned the length of the city, from Rogers Park to Bronzeville. The works featured were equally diverse, ranging from a Marion Mahony Griffin mural situated within an elementary school, to the famous Picasso […]