The Block's three galleries offer rotating exhibitions presenting art across time, culture and media.  Three extraordinary exhibitions will open in Fall of 2017. 


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. 

Carrie Mae Weems, Ritual and Revolution

Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution

Alsdorf Gallery | September 12, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Composed of 18 diaphanous printed cloth banners organized in a semi-architectural formation and a poetic audio track, Ritual and Revolution (1998) explores the historic human struggle for equality and justice.

“Looking Life Right Straight in the Face”: The Art of Purvis Young

Katz Gallery | September 23, 2017 - December 10, 2017
This exhibition of paintings and drawings by the self-trained artist Purvis Young (1943-2010), will feature works that were a recent gift to the Block Museum collection.