Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan AfricaThis exhibition interweaves the art history, archaeology, history, and literature on trans-Saharan trade, inviting audiences to reach back toward a forgotten past. Archeological fragments transport audiences over 500 years to a time when medieval African trade routes and major cities in the Sahara drove global trade and culture.
colorless green ideas sleep furiously.: 2019 Art Theory and Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition2019 Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University present their thesis projects, concluding two years of intensive artistic development.
Upcoming Events & Programs
Caravans of Gold Exhibition Tours
Tuesdays at 12PM and Sundays at 3PM
Explore the exhibition Caravans of Gold with a member of The Block Museum team. These free, informal tours kick off in the museum lobby and can be tailored to the questions and interests of those attending. All are welcome. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes.
News from The Block Museum
“Up Is Down” exhibition catalogue receives 2019 AAMC Award for Excellence
The publication Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio has received a 2019 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC).