press release

A Feast of Astonishments is the first museum exhibition to explore the art and impact of Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991)—cellist, performance artist, and impresario. Best known for her collaborations with Nam June Paik, Moorman was a bold, barrier-breaking performer and a tireless champion of the avant-garde. Her landmark festivals presented experimental art for over 15 years at various sites around New York. Featuring an array of objects—sculptures, photographs, videos, annotated music scores, and newly discovered props and costumes for performance works—this exhibition considers Moorman’s life, her influence, and her transatlantic network of collaborators from diverse creative disciplines. Organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication.