Museum Initiatives 2024: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Museum Initiatives 2024



“How do fields of human endeavor and creativity intersect in unexpected ways to yield entirely new ways of thinking?” 

Explore our ongoing projects using art as a springboard for conversation about our world.  



One Book One Northwestern

One Book One Northwestern is a community‐wide reading program that aims to engage the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book.  Learn more about how The Block is using art to engage the discussion

Interdisciplinary Learning - Course Case Studies

The Block supports teaching with visual art across Northwestern campuses, actively offering the museum as Northwestern's most innovative laboratory.  View some of our recent in-depth teaching collaborations.

Athletics Partnership

In academic year 2022–23, The Block launched a multi-year pilot program with Northwestern Athletics to share the museum as an important campus resource, and, through this, to create conditions and support for student-athletes, coaches, and staff to have meaningful encounters with works of art.