Experiments in Form: Rethinking Abstraction and Materiality c. 1970 [Video]

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Block celebrated the opening of the exhibition “Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella”, on view through June 24, 2018. The exhibition uses works in the Block Museum of Art’s collection by Sam Gilliam (b. 1933), Alan Shields (1944–2005), and Frank Stella (b. 1936) as starting points […]

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 […]