Partnerships: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Every year The Block is proud to partner with institutions and organizations on the local, national, and international levels.  To date, the Block has built partnerships with over sixty university departments and program units, and across nearly all of its schools. The Museum also reaches out to scholars internationally, creating opportunities for connections to Northwestern. 

Partnerships with local organizations lead to programs designed specifically for their constituencies, with Block staff members serving as resources and facilitating access to other University partners. This approach empowers community groups and schools to develop art experiences to meet their own missions. 

Propose a Partnership

Interested in partnering with The Block Museum? The Block Museum defines event partnerships as those that are aligned with its mission, and those that museum staff helps conceptualize, organize, or actively promote. The events we partner on are free to all and presented to the public as part of the museum’s seasonal calendar.  Please contact for more details.

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Recent Community Partners




The Art Institute of Chicago Columbia College Japanese American Service Committee
The Arts Club of Chicago DePaul University Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago Architectural Biennial Hyde Park Art Center One State Together in the Arts
Chicago Artists Coalition Iceberg Projects

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Intuit Art Center Poetry Foundation
Chicago Humanities Festival INTIME Performance Festival Terra Foundation for American Art
Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago - UChicago Arts School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Americans for the Arts

Museum Computer Network Society for Cinema & Media Studies 

American Alliance of Museums

National Arts Marketing Project University of Notre Dame

 Association of Art Museum Curators

North American Reciprocal Museum Association Yale University Art Gallery

 Association of Art Museum Directors

Open Engagement

 College Art Association

Princeton University Press


Associated Colleges of the Midwest Evanston Literary Festival Nichols Middle School
Art Encounters Evanston Made North Shore Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
Beacon Academy Evanston Public Library Northshore Country Day School
City of Evanston Evanston Township High School Northwestern Emeritus Organization
City of Evanston Cultural Arts Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary OLLI
City Ventures Tours Hanover Township Senior Center Old Orchard Junior High
Curt’s Cafe Alliance Highland Park High School Optima Horizons
Deerfield Park District James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy Wheeling High School
District 65 Foundation Maine East High School Wilmette Park District
Downtown Evanston Mather Senior Living Women Make Movies
EdUSA Merion Senior Center Youth Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)
Evanston Art Center Mudlark Arts Camp YWCA Zeta Tau Alpha
Evanston Chamber of Commerce Network North
Evanston Community Foundation New Trier High School




Recent Northwestern Partnerships

Northwestern Affiliates

Alumni Relations and Development  Global Marketing and Communications  Northwestern Image Lab 
Black Arts Initiative  Human Resources  Northwestern New Music Project 
Block Student Advisory Board  International Office  Northwestern Press 
Block Student Docents  Kaplan Institute for the Humanities  Northwestern University Libraries 
Buffett Institute for Global Studies  Lipstick Theater  Office of the Provost 
Bursar’s Takeover Anniversary Committee  Martin Luther King Day Committee  Office of Change Management 
Campus Inclusion and Community  Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies  One Book One Northwestern 
Center for Civic Engagement  Multicultural Film Collective  Ordinary Media 
Center for Science in Society  Multicultural Student Affairs  Residential Colleges Academic Initiatives 
Center for Student Involvement  Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance  Residential Life 
Center for Talent Development  Neighborhood and Community Relations  Student Enrichment Services 
Change Makers  New Student and Family Programs  Wirtz Center for Performing Arts 
Chaplain’s Office  Norris University Center  Women’s Center 
Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora  Northwestern Art Review  Women of Color Gathering 
Community and Neighborhood Relations  Northwestern Alumni Association  WNUR 


Departments and Academic Units 

African-American Studies  Feinberg School of Medicine  Performance Studies 
American Studies  French and Italian  Philosophy 
Anthropology  Gender & Sexuality  Pritzker School of Law 
Art History  Global Health Studies  Program of African Studies 
Art Theory and Practice  Graduate School  Programs of Poetry and Poetics 
Bienen School of Music  History  Psychology 
Asian Languages and Cultures  International Studies  Religious Studies 
Center for Creative Writing  Keyman Modern Turkish Studies  Radio, Television, Film 
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research  Kellogg School of Management  School of Communication 
Center for Writing Arts  Learning Sciences  School of Education and Social Policy 
Civil & Environmental Engineering  Materials Science  Slavic Languages and Literature 
Classics  McCormick School of Engineering  Sociology 
Comparative Literature  Medill School of Journalism  Sound Design / Sound Arts and Industries 
Dance  Middle East and North African Studies  Spanish and Portuguese 
Earth and Planetary Sciences  Music Education  Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences 
English  NU-ACCESS