Block Museum reopens with exhibits about society, class

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

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 After flooding prompted a temporary closure in August, the Block Museum of Art reopened this weekend with two new exhibitions, which explore class and society in America during the 1930s.

“The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1920-1940” features American artists with Chicago ties who rebelled against injustices through their work and activism. The exhibit will feature pop-up performances, collaborations and lectures both in and outside the museum in an effort to connect with the Northwestern and Chicago communities. Located in the museum’s main gallery, “The Left Front” will run until June 22.

The second exhibit, “Steichen | Warhol: Picturing Fame,” focuses on the photography of Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol. These artists’ portraits influenced the way social standing and fame are determined through photographic conventions. Interdisciplinary talks from NU scholars will supplement the photographs. The exhibit is housed in the Alsdorf Gallery and will run through April 6.

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