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Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
+1 847-467-4602
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What a delightful surprise

On a recent trip to London we went to the National Portrait Gallery and discovered the work of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enaj S
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Chicago, Illinois
Embarrassing

So, I thought Northwestern was loaded with cash?? Their art collection is pretty bad. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CCSconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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 Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to London we went to the National Portrait Gallery and discovered the work of Carrie Mae Weems. When we returned home we saw aBlock Musuem had an exhibit by Weems. Though the exhibit was very small, it is a feather in...More

Thank Enaj S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I thought Northwestern was loaded with cash?? Their art collection is pretty bad. The building is great, but it seems like they spent all their effort on the roof and walls, instead of what's on the walls. If they hung artwork from students, it...More

Thank CCSconsin
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Block Museum is exciting to visit since it is located in a beautiful and modern building on the grounds of Northwestern University. The exhibitions, however, are rather sparce.

Thank 349Charles25
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

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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.

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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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