Press Releases

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Press Releases for 2018

Block Museum celebrates January 26th opening of “Caravans of Gold” [Press Release ]

Medieval Africa as a Cultural Force is Subject of Major Traveling Exhibition Opening at The Block Museum [Press Release ]

Block Museum of Art Receives $350K in NEH Support for Touring Exhibition “Caravans of Gold” [Press Release ]

Block Museum of Art presents Paul Chan’s Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization [Press Release ]

Block Museum Explores Legacy of Mid-Century Chicago Design Firm that Turned Advertising Upside Down [Press Release ]

Artist Hank Willis Thomas ‘unbrands’ ads to reveal questions about cultural values [Press Release ]

Visiting artist Jen Bervin weaves interdisciplinary stories across Northwestern [Press Release ]

Block Museum explores Harun Farocki’s poetic and political films [Press Release ]

Block Board of Advisors donates $1m to set up endowment [Press Release ] 

Press Releases for 2017

Unique fellowship puts interdisciplinary scholar in Block Museum [Press Release

The art and science of Roman-Egyptian mummies explored in Northwestern exhibition [Press Release ]

Gift of Tseng Kwong Chi artwork to Block Museum honors past provost [Press Release ]

Kate Hadley Toftness to oversee Grants Program and Special Projects at the Block Museum of Art [Press Release ]

Susan and Stephen Wilson establish engagement fund at Block Museum of Art [Press Release ]

New gifts to the Block Museum highlighted in fall exhibtions [Press Release ]

Tananbaums endow curator position at Block Museum of Art  [Press Release ]

Block Museum to explore ‘William Blake and the Age of Aquarius’ [Press Release ]

Performative lectures explore sound, science, and history [Press Release ]

Exhibition and symposium trace colorful legacy of the Wall of Respect [Press Release ]

Block Museum receives major gift of photography by Edward Steichen [Press Release ]

Ground-breaking Charlotte Moorman exhibit makes Euro debut [Press Release ]

Arab Museum of Modern Art Director Will Discuss Role of Artists in Arab Spring [Press Release ]

Themes of protest and dissent unite a season of screenings at the Block Museum [Press Release ]

If You Remember, I'll Remember poses timely questions [Press Release ]

Acclaimed artist Kader Attia to unveil new solo exhibition [Press Release ]

Press Releases for 2016

Groundbreaking African art exhibit earns grant for Block Museum [Press Release ]

1970s action movie icon and NFL star will speak at Block Museum [Press Release ]

Block Museum Announces Publication of Geof Oppenheimer: Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures Press Release  ]

Tseng Kwong Chi's First Major Retrospective at Block Museum [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Receives Major Gift of Contemporary Art [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum to Celebrate Boundary-Breaking Performance Practices [ Press Release  ]

Cellist Tomeka Reid to Perform Free Show at Northwestern [ Press Release  ]

Writing, Moving and Dancing with Simone Forti [ Press Release  ]

Press Releases for 2015

Block Museum Names New Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts [ Press Release  ]

Block's The Last Supper Raises Questions of Race, Class and Justice  [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Announces 2016 Exhibition on the 'Topless Cellist' [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Unveils Complex Legacy of Kashmiri Art  [ Press Release  ]

Toulouse-Lautrec Prints on View at the Block this Winter  [ Press Release  ]

Press Releases for 2014

Block Museum Presents "Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey"  [ Press Release  ]

Red Decade Exhibit Reflects Future of Block Museum  [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum hosts free Artists’ Congress on Evanston campus May 17  [ Press Release  ]

Samantha Topol joins the Block Museum to support engagement and donor relations  [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Hosts Three Cutting-Edge Guest Speakers This Winter  [ Press Release  ]

Press Releases for 2013

The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929-1940  [ Press Release  ]

Steichen ǀ Warhol: Picturing Fame  [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Names First Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs  [ Press Release  ]

Museum names Associate Director of Engagement/Curator of Public Practice  [ Press Release  ]

Block Museum Closing Temporarily  [ Press Release  ]

Drawing the Future and Blacklisted: William Gropper's Capriccios  [ Press Release  ]

Clownflaneur: MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice  [ Press Release  ]