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.

The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

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.

Age of Consent

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Age of Consent

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.

Yves Klein, Monochrome und Feuer (Triptych)

Compression: Recent Gifts to the Block from Bill and Sheila Lambert

Katz Gallery | 5/9/2015-8/9/2015
Drawn from recent gifts to the Block Museum of Art from Bill and Sheila Lambert, this exhibition presents works of art that compress time, space, memory, and knowledge. Including photography, printmaking, publishing, computer-generated art, collage, and drawing, these works represent each of the key areas of the Block’s extensive holdings of art on paper, a cornerstone of the collection.