Night of abstraction

Eric Hoyt

Take the beret off the hat rack — the opening of three new exhibits tonight at the Block Museum of Art will transport patrons back to the 1950s Beat Era. Visitors can enjoy live music, browse abstract expressionist art, drink fresh coffee and watch some of the trippiest, jazziest experimental films ever made.

The winter student opening at Block officially starts at 6 p.m. but students are encouraged to drop by at any time. The featured exhibit — and inspiration for the cafՀ