Exhibitions

The Block's three galleries offer rotating exhibitions presenting art across time, culture and media.  Three extraordinary exhibitions are on view now:

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. 

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.
purvis

“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.