Spending Time: A Sculpture Walk and Talk with Artist Neil Goodman: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Spending Time: A Sculpture Walk and Talk with Artist Neil Goodman

iron objects, including tools and bones, arranged in a triangular shape on a wall
Neil Goodman, "Subjects-Objects," 2000, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Purchased with partial funds provided by Paul H. Leffmann for Phyllis Weil Ellis.
Artist Talks
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu August 4, 2022
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


“As years become decades, we remember both the people and experiences that create the texture of our lives. Our stories become linked with others, and the closer our bonds the more we share. Yet we might wonder if we can share similar experiences with a work of art, as they in their own way, accompany us throughout our lives.” - Neil Goodman

Join us for a guided sculpture walk and seated conversation with Block collection artist Neil Goodman, on the occasion of the conservation of his work Subjects-Objects at The Block. Exploring selected works in our Block Campus Art Walk and his own work and practice, Goodman will share reflections on Subjects-Objects and what it means to create a work of public sculpture.

This program will begin with an outdoor walk, weather permitting, and end in the Block Auditorium. Please meet us outside the museum. RSVP appreciated, but not required. 




neil-goodman.jpegBorn in Hammond Indiana 1953, Neil Goodman received his BA (1976) at Indiana University Bloomington and his MFA at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1979.  Shortly thereafter, Goodman was offered a faculty position at Indiana University Northwest where he became one of the founding members of the Fine Arts department.  Goodman retired from teaching in 2017 as Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts.  After forty years, Goodman left Chicago to live and work in the small central coast town of Los Alamos California.

Goodman has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country.  Goodman’s sculpture was included in the seminal 1995 Museum of Contemporary Art’s opening exhibition “History of Chicago Art, 1945-1995.”  His work has been written about and reviewed in numerous catalogs and periodicals, including “Art Forum”, “Art in America,” “Art News,” and “Sculpture” magazine.  In addition to many private collections, Goodman’s sculpture has been commissioned and collected by museums, corporations, universities, convention centers, sculpture parks. 

Currently Neil Goodman is represented by Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago. 

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu