Exhibitions

The Block's three galleries offer rotating exhibitions presenting art across time, culture and media.  

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded

Main Gallery | April 14- August 5, 2018
Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) has consistently explored the representation of stereotypes within American popular culture, particularly as it relates to African-American subjects. Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded will consist of a tightly focused selection of approximately 40 photographs from two related bodies of works—the 2005-08 series Unbranded:  Reflections in Black By Corporate America and the 2015 series Unbranded: A Century of White Women 1915-2015.
Experiments in Form

Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella

Katz Gallery | January 13 - June 24, 2018
Inspired by the recent gift to the Block of the painting One (1970), by Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Experiments in Form uses works by Gilliam, Alan Shields (1944-2005), and Frank Stella (b. 1936) as starting points to consider the ways in which artists were experimenting with the conventions of painting and printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s.
Christopher Smith, "I Think We're Alone Now", 2017

I Think We're Alone Now: Art Theory and Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Alsdorf Gallery | May 10 - June 24, 2018
This exhibition and associated events and publications are the culmination of the course of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the Northwestern University Department of Art Theory and Practice.