The Block Museum of Art is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 undergraduate student docent cohort. Selected from a competitive applicant pool, this group of fourteen Northwestern University undergraduates from across disciplines, schools, class years, and all levels of museum experience have come together to serve as facilitators, guides, educators, advisors and leaders at The Block. […]
In the heart of the South Side of Chicago, an 85-acre area abutting a railyard means different things to different people. For more than 400 African American families, it is home. For Norfolk Southern railroad company, it is space to expand its train-to-truck intermodal depot. The 2018 documentary The Area tells a story that’s well known […]
We are thrilled to welcome four Northwestern University students as interns into the museum this summer. As part of the Block Museum of Art internship program our students are conducting directed research on works of art in the permanent collection, preparing digital image archives, and planning for the coming seasons of public programs. All Block Museum interns […]
On April 8 and 9 an international group of curators, scholars and performers convened at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art for “Performed in the Present Tense,” a free two-day symposium considering the present field of performance art. Inspired by the Block Museum exhibition, “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s,” participants examined […]
On May 21, 2012, more than 50 Northwestern students, faculty, and staff took part in a reinvention of artist Allan Kaprow’s peformance artwork Fluids staged by the Department of Art Theory & Practice outside the Block Museum. Theater major Frankie DiCaccio, who started his shift that day at the Museum hanging informational banners, was soon swept into […]
In a reinvention of artist Allan Kaprow’s Fluids happening, Northwestern students, faculty, and staff erected two monumental cubic structures with ice blocks. Find out more by watching this video piece produced by Northwestern News. Video produced by Matt Paolelli, Web content provider for Northwestern News. See photos from the Fluids happening.