Exhibitions

Two exhibitions open at The Block Museum of Art, January 26, 2019  

caravans

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

Main Gallery | January 26, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time will interweave the art history, archaeology, history, and literature on trans-Saharan trade, inviting audiences to reach back toward a forgotten past. Archeological fragments will transport audiences over 500 years to a time when medieval African trade routes and major cities in the Sahara drove global trade and culture.
small boats

Isaac Julien: The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats)

Alsdorf Gallery | January 26, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Isaac Julien’s groundbreaking 2007 video installation The Leopard (Western Union Small Boats) presents a lyrical and visceral meditation on histories of African migration.