A Letter from the Director: Our Responsibility
June 3, 2020 - A message from Block director Lisa Corrin on our commitment to implement change.
“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. Our responsibility to our publics is to be fully present to the consequences of our choices, which can either reinforce or contradict, and therefore contribute to dismantling the status quo. 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
The Block Installation “Crew” in Quarantine – A Digital Project
When the Spring 2020 exhibitions could not go forward as planned due to COVID-19 closure, The Block Museum and its scheduled installation team found innovative new ways to make meaning together.
The Block From Home: Museum Digital Resources
Explore highlights from The Block right from home or from the digital classroom. Browse video collections featuring full-length programs and unforgettable moments. Tune in to audio programs with recordings of lectures and conversations. Read essays and publications offering deeper insight into The Block's projects.
Three to See: Quarantine Staff Picks
Block Museum staff reflect on the current moment by offering selections from our collections and archive. Check out these thoughtful weekly picks.
Graduation 2020 - Inside The Block
Our graduates share stories of the inspiration they found inside The Block.
The Block Docent Diaries Series
The Block Museum Student Docent Program is made up of students from across Northwestern University that serve as the museum’s tour guides and ambassadors. In Spring 2020, the program continues online as students connect, research, and plan in support of the Museum’s mission.
Caravans of Gold Mobile App Now Available
What crosses continents, can travel 13 centuries into the past, and takes up just 10 MB on a smartphone? The Block has released a free mobile web app designed to share the groundbreaking touring exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time with international audiences. Learn more about the project