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Facility

The Block Museum has 5,600 square feet of display space, divided into three galleries, which provide opportunities for museum visitors to experience the varied exhibitions that spring from the Block’s commitment to presenting art across time, place, and media. The museum’s atrium and reception areas are spaces for students to socialize and study, as well as to come together with the wider public for a range of programs, performances, and other events.

The Block Conference Room seats 25 and is open for meetings and classroom use for museum-related activities.

The Block Spot, the seating and atrium areas of the museum lobby, can house receptions for up to 75 guests.

The Pick-Laudati Auditorium is a 148-seat multi-purpose space equipped with a permanent projection screen, podium, wired and wireless microphones, and laptop and film/digital media projection capabilities.

The Eloise W. Martin Study Center offers an intimate setting in which to study works of art in the Block Museum’s collection up close, and is available by appointment. In addition to hosting classes, the Study Center serves people including students, faculty, researchers, and visitors from around the world

Facility Usage

The Block Museum can at times partner on facility usage for arts and cultural events. Priority use of the Block facility is given to requests that are in keeping with the Block’s teaching and learning mission. Museum audiences, Northwestern departments, and members of the general public interested in facility use should fill out the form below, or contact Senior Business Administrator, Jeff Smith, at jeffsmith@northwestern.edu or 847.467.3969.  Please note that the museum does not currently rent for weddings or private party usage. Availability is subject to the museum programming schedule. 

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