Cello performance shatters conventions

Cello performance shatters conventions

“I make noise…” reads Okkyoung Lee’s twitter bio, and right she is. Lee’s avant-garde, experimental cello improvisation literally shook the structure of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum earlier this May. The performance was in conjunction with Charlotte Moorman’s “A Feast of Astonishments” exhibition, which has inhabited the Block for the past few months. The […]

“Last Supper”: Beautiful but Tragic

“Last Supper”: Beautiful but Tragic

By Hangda Zhang                       Marcellus Burt, a first-year theater student at Northwestern, felt his breath slow and his body tense when looking at the 600 plates that line the walls of the Block Museum, which illustrate the last meals of prison inmates on death row. […]

Collecting Paradise

Collecting Paradise

                    By Stephanie Yang “If there is paradise on Earth, it is this. It is this. It is this.” Upon entrance to the exhibition Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, visitors are greeted […]