New York Times art critic Holland Cotter has selected William Blake in the Age of Aquarius as one of the best art books of 2017. Stephen Eisenman’s essay for the catalog is a rich monograph unto-itself, detailing the ways artists in the decades after WWII discovered in William Blake an intellectual and artistic hero who challenged established views about war, sex, religion, law and nature. The great WJT Mitchell closes the catalog with a brief but trenchant reflection on how Blake might “help us see the madness of our own times with a new clarity.” My contribution to the catalog, “Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius,” considers Blake’s influence on utopian communalism in the 60s and 70s, particularly his vision of Golgonooza as an eternal “city of art” to which all creative laborers contribute. The exhibition is currently up at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) through spring 2018.