Teach, Learn, and Connect through Art
Our 2020-21 Student Docent TeamLearn more about our extraordinary group of Block guides, educators, ambassadors, facilitators, and leaders.
Thinking about History with The Block's Collection – Our 40th Anniversary Initiative2020 marks the 40th anniversary of The Block Museum of Art. Join as for projects, programs, and stories that use the museum's collection as as springboard for thinking about history.
A Bruising Gaze on a Faltering Landscape: 2021 Art Theory and Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition
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The Impasse of Blackness: Interrogating the Possibility of Resolution
“A museum is not a neutral space. Every exhibition we organize, every work of art we acquire, every program we host—requires choices and each is an opportunity to present with intent. The power of this moment includes a heightened awareness of the privilege to choose and what is at stake when we do it. ”
– Lisa Corrin, The Block Museum Ellen Philips Katz Director
Stories from The Block
Collection Reflections - Our Picks
Block Museum staff reflect on the current moment by offering selections from our collections and archive. Check out these thoughtful weekly picks.
Exploring Chicago’s art history from an Indigenous perspective
The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is the recipient of a $105,000 grant from the Terra Foundation of American Art in support of research and development for an exhibition that approaches the art history of the Chicago region from Indigenous perspectives.
Partnership Spotlight: Mapping identity with The Leadership Project
In Fall 2020, the Block’s Engagement Department was proud to continue its years-long history of collaboration with Evanston’s Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United)
‘Caravans of Gold’ app reaches global audience by going small
What crosses continents, can travel 13 centuries into the past, and takes up just 10 MB on a smartphone? The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has released a free mobile web app designed to share the groundbreaking touring exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time with international audiences.