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Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
+1 847-467-4602
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Great shows.

This is a wonderful gallery in which to view art. Rarely crowded with very will curated shows... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
eloise2310
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Evanston, Illinois
Always interesting exhibitions

This is an Evanston gem on the Northwestern University campus. It always has interesting... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
RPCV66
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Chicago, IL
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The Block Museum of Art is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern University and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions. The Block mounts exhibitions; commissions new work; organizes lectures, symposia, and workshops; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. With over 5,000 artworks, the permanent collection of the Block Museum boasts rich and diverse holdings of prints, drawings, and photography and continues to expand its holdings of works in every medium that that support the museum’s global and interdisciplinary mission. Always free and open to all.
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40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a wonderful gallery in which to view art. Rarely crowded with very will curated shows. There is a solid collect but the special exhibits are the most interesting.

Thank eloise2310
NUBlockMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for joining us!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is an Evanston gem on the Northwestern University campus. It always has interesting exhibitions on a variety of topics and in a variety of media...photography; painting; sculpture. And the cinema and lecture programs are worthwhile.

Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Each time I visited there was an interesting exhibit. The layout of the rooms is done well and the explanatory information is outstanding.

Thank Toni R
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for joining us!

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Block Museum is pretty much perfect in my experience. Not too big, not too small. Not too academic, not untested by time. Not undiverse, not beyond including established artists. Many of their shows have opened my eyes To new perspectives externally or in my...More

Thank Sustainabl
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you so much for joining us. Its lovely to hear that what we are doing resonates and that some of it even hits the mark as "just right!"

Reviewed 23 March 2017

THis is a free museum on the Northwestern University campus. THe building looks big, but it actually only has 3 exhibit rooms. All the shows rotate and they are all creative and engaging. There is a coatroom and bathroom facilities. There is a nice view...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always welcoming and knowledgeable help on arrival (what else would you expect of employees who are students of Northwestern)? Don't pass this place up! Take time to experience as well as educate yourself to their exhibits; it's worth your time.

Thank John B
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you so much for joining us (and the best Visitor's Services staff we know!)

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We often pass this museum on walks near Northwestern. Stopped in yesterday; between shows, but had a fascinating collection of image and video by Algerian artist Kader Attia, "Reflecting Memory". Explored impact of colonialism and terrorism, using metaphor of lost limb pain, and with a...More

Thank jaz79h
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for stopping in! We're so glad to be just off the lakeshore walking path. As the shows change regularly we hope you will join us again to catch what's next.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Block museum on the Northwestern University campus has a few well curated exhibits every year, ranging from Avant-Garde paintings to collage and sculptural work to historical photo exhibitions featuring artists , dead and alive, from across the globe. One never knows what to expect...More

Thank birdy52
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for joining us!

Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Block is one of those little gems that took us years to find but now we go often. They always have interesting exhibits of artists and movements not found anywhere else. My favorite is the annual MFA Thesis Show--it will give your art brain...More

Thank Svensota
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Thanks so much! We are so glad you are able to join us to think through large ideas in our small space! With three galleries of always-changing exhibitions, we are thrilled to be able to take on new artists and new challenges every season. We...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

A museum worth a few minutes. Changing shows so most of what you would go for will evolve. We enjoyed our time there.

Thank RickMIusa
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Block Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks so much for stopping in!

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While there is no one kind of art typically shown at the museum, Block Museum exhibitions and engagements can be characterized by how they: - Bring the world to Northwestern with globally focused art and culture - Present... More
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