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  • Featured Image[Post Format image 888]Block Cinema Winter Film Series | Feb

    • The Left Front in Film series coincides with the Block Museum’s exhibition, “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929-1940,” that runs through June 22. Block Cinema presents a film series featuring leftist and left-leaning films that are both Hollywood productions and independent films made outside of the studio system.

    • The “Picturing Fame: Moving Pictures” series takes its name from another Block Museum winter exhibition, “Steichen|Warhol: Picturing Fame,” that runs through April 6. It examines the legacies of both artists, including their groundbreaking photos of celebrities of their day. “Steichen|Warhol” presents two major gifts of art to the Block Museum. It highlights the donation of 49 vintage photographs by famed photographer Edward Steichen, donated by collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander to the Block in early 2013. It also showcases gifts of Warhol photographs and prints made in 2008 and 2013 by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

    These stunning portraits feature many luminaries from the early part of the 20th century, including artists, models, dancers, socialites and prominent actors of both stage and screen. To celebrate the donation, this corresponding film series features many of Steichen’s glamorous portrait sitters in a different light. They bring to life several of the screen actors that Steichen so lovingly captured in his photos and in movies released around the same time that the photographs were taken.


    Unless otherwise noted, general admission to Block Cinema is $6 for the general public or $4 for Block Museum members, Northwestern faculty, staff and students, students from other schools with valid IDs and individuals 65 and older. Quarterly passes are $20. Tickets are available one hour before show time. For more information, call the Block Cinema Hotline at (847) 491-4000 or visit the Block Cinema.

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  • Featured Image[Post Format image 710]Winter Session II Classes at The Actors Gym Gymnasium | Jan 8 2014

    Winter Session II Classes at The Actors Gymnasium

    January 27th- March 30th, 2014

    Registration will soon be open for Winter Session II classes at the Actors Gymnasium, a circus & performing arts school that is home to some the most exciting classes and performances in the Chicagoland area.  The Winter Session II class session runs January 27th- March 30th, 2014 with classes for tots, kids, teens, and adults. Offerings include parent-tot classes, tumbling, circus arts, drama, parkour, physical theatre, aerial arts, contortion, stage combat, gymnastics, and more! We are located right next to the Noyes Stop on the CTA Purple Line. Open registration begins January 8th, 2014 for new students, go online and create your student account today! www.actorsgymnasium.org.

  • Featured Image[Post Format image 618]Home School Historical Immersions |begin in March 2014

    Home School Historical Immersions

    We’re back with more of our popular visits to other times.   Spend the morning visiting other times.  Homeschoolers will take an in depth look at the ideas, events, arts and literature of other eras each month.

    Westward Expansion: Little House on the Prairie
    Thursdays, March 6 -27, 2014 10 a.m. - Noon
    Renaissance England
    Thursdays, April 3 - May 1, 2014 [No Class April 10] 10 a.m. - Noon
    Sign-up by the month; single day drop-ins may be possible.


    Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center

    Age Level: 8-13 yrs

    Fee: $48 R/$52 NR