The Block offers a variety of stimulating exhibitions that explore historical and contemporary themes in art and culture. Drawing from its collections and works from other institutions and private collectors, the Museum curates its own exhibitions—often in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty—and hosts traveling exhibitions from peer institutions.
Main Gallery | 5/9/2015-8/9/2015
The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates is an installation by Julie Green, Professor of Art at Oregon State University. For 15 years, Julie Green has painted images of death row inmates' last meal requests in cobalt blue mineral paint onto second-hand ceramic plates. She intends to continue making 50 plates per year until capital punishment is abolished.
Alsdorf Gallery | 4/30/2015-6/21/2015
This exhibition presents the work of Angela Lopez, Laura McGinn, Emily Cruz Nowell, William Schweigert, and Rambod Vala in the culmination of their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) studies in Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory & Practice.