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

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.

Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt

Alsdorf Gallery | January 13 - April 22, 2018
Paint the Eyes Softer”  brings to Northwestern a series of mummy portraits produced in Egypt during the Roman period, a complete intact portrait mummy and other archeological finds from the Fayum region. Combining expertise from across the University — including contributions from classics, art history, sound design, materials science, medicine, archeology, art history and molecular biology — this groundbreaking installation explores how interdisciplinary partnerships can deliver new insights into ancient mysteries.