Exhibitions

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. 

Charlotte Moorman

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

Main Gallery | 1/16/2016 - 7/17/2016
In January 2016, the Block Museum will open the first major exhibition exploring the art and impact of Charlotte Moorman -- a musician, performance artist and advocate of the avant-garde. The exhibition will consider her life, her work, her influence, and the vast network of artists across creative fields who were her collaborators in the 1960s through 1980.
Charlotte Moorman's diary

Don’t Throw Anything Out: Charlotte Moorman's Archive

Katz Gallery | 1/16/2016 - 7/17/2016
Performance art pioneer and avant-garde impresario Charlotte Moorman’s dying words—“Don’t throw anything out”—are the title of a museum exhibition drawn from the Charlotte Moorman Archive at the Northwestern University Library. Don’t Throw Anything Out accompanies A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, the first survey examining Moorman’s art and impact, at Northwestern’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum from Saturday, January 16 to July 17, 2016.
MFA Thesis Exhibition

Lake Cream: Northwestern MFA Thesis Exhibition 2016

Alsdorf Gallery | 5/5/2016 - 6/19/2016

This exhibition presents work by: Lilli Carré, Max Guy, Erin Hayden, Dan Miller, and David Sprecher. Culminating their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) studies in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.