Exhibitions

The Block's three galleries offer rotating exhibitions presenting art across time, culture and media.  

Blake

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Main Gallery | September 23, 2017 - March 11, 2018

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius will explore the impact of British visionary poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827) on a broad range of American artists in the post-World War II period. This exhibition will be the first to consider how Blake’s art and ideas were absorbed and filtered through American visual artists from the mid-1940s through the 1960s when Blake became a model of non-conformity, individuality, and resistance to authority. 

Experiments in Form

Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella

Katz Gallery | January 13 - June 24, 2018
Inspired by the recent gift to the Block of the painting One (1970), by Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Experiments in Form uses works by Gilliam, Alan Shields (1944-2005), and Frank Stella (b. 1936) as starting points to consider the ways in which artists were experimenting with the conventions of painting and printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tebtunis

Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt

Alsdorf Gallery | January 13 - April 22, 2018