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
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
2019 MFA thesis exhibition kicks off with evening reception at The Block
This year’s thesis exhibition, colorless green ideas sleep furiously., is accompanied by events, programming and a publication conceived by the graduate artists—shai-lee horodi, Hyun Jung Jun, Jessica Frances Martin, and Hamilton Poe.
Block Museum receives major gift of photography by Brett Weston
50 photographs by celebrated American photographer Brett Weston (1911–1993) given to The Block Museum of Art by Christian Keesee, who, in 1996, acquired the most complete collection of Weston’s work directly from the photographer’s estate.