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The Block Museum and Block Cinema are frequently featured in national, regional and local media. Read our most recent stories below:

 

City Pages: Pink dolphins, zombies, and Ojibwe tales: How friends Andrea Carlson and Heid E. Erdrich inspire each other (January 15, 2018)

The two often enhance each other’s storytelling. Erdrich has written exhibition statements for Carlson and has penned poems based on her art. Carlson has contributed art to Erdrich’s poetry books and video poems." -Justin Curto

The Spectator: What do Walt Whitman, Jackson Pollock and Jimi Hendrix have in common?(January 13, 2018)

"Accompanying an exhibition at Northwestern University in Illinois, William Blake and the Age of Aquarius is the most intriguing book on Blake since Marsha Keith Schuchard’s exposé of him as a swinger, Why Mrs Blake Cried (2006). America’s postwar Blakeans rebelled against expensive advertising and contemptible comfort. However misplaced the fury, and despite a preponderance of ‘fashionable Fools’, the results were not all contemptible." -Dominic Green

Artnet: Art Industry News (January 12, 2018)

"The Block’s board of advisors banded together to donate the cash for an endowment fund at the Northwestern University campus museum. The effort was spearheaded by board member Diane Solomon."

Visit Chicago NorthShore: 16 Things to Do on a Cold or Snowy Day (January 11, 2018)

"With the holiday season behind us, it’s time for the harsh realities of winter to set in. But while it might be easy to snuggle up under a blanket and decide to never leave the house until spring arrives, why not make the most of the season?"

Make It Better: 5 Things to Do: Jan. 12-14 (January 8, 2018)

"This weekend, see a show and make a difference for fellow Chicagoans, explore two new exhibits, and more. Plus, we’ll look ahead to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day." - Anna Carlson