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Mary and Leigh Block Museum

40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
+1 847-491-4000
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Wonderful and interesting exhibits and it's all free.

Each time I visited there was an interesting exhibit. The layout of the rooms is done well and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toni R
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The Block Museum is pretty much perfect in my experience. Not too big, not too small. Not too... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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 Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

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 Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

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

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

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

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

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

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

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.

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Really interesting Iranian poster and Chinese photographer exhibits. Near the new visitor center and the beautiful campus. Well worth the trip if you are near Evanston.

Thank Glenn G
Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great free museum on the lovely Northwestern University campus. Beautifully curated and intelligent, with an eclectic mix of exhibits.

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us! We are so proud to be the community's free museum and are thrilled you were able to visit for our Fall shows.

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ebalch2016
Please describe art work in this museum.
9 November 2016|
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Response from Blockmus | Property representative |
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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