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Block Museum of Art

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Small museum with interesting exhibitions

The Block Museum offers varying exhibits which are always well displayed. Combine a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hollywood, Florida
Great small museum

The Block always has interesting and thought-provoking exhibits, often by local artists or... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Evanston, Illinois
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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...more
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40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Block Museum offers varying exhibits which are always well displayed. Combine a visit to the museum with a walk along the lake shore.

Thank Dodiew423
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The place is very clean and the workers friendly. But, only one exhibit open. There were no other areas available for viewing, all being revamped. The one exhibit Mr Chan’s was offensive nude figures doing actions. I will not be back.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The Block always has interesting and thought-provoking exhibits, often by local artists or Northwestern art students. Their film series is also good.

Thank tmh115
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Block museum is curating some very exciting, thought provoking exhibits. The setting is quiet and approachable. During my visit there were groups of all all ages getting tours. The staff is friendly and informative.

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The exhibits at the Block are special and unique. Changes in the program, so there is always something new.

Thank DCharlotteD
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Nice rotating collections of art, despite the smallish size. A plus - it's free. Parking will set you back 8 dollars at the parking garage, however. I liked the current (April 2018) upstairs commercial art while the main level display was limited.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Each time I visit the Block Museum I leave with a sense of wonder. The current exhibit of William Blake moves the viewer from the 1800's in England, to the mid 1900's in America. Color, sound, photos, poetry, videos combine to tell the story of...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great space and wonderfully put together exhibition on English artist James Blake. The influence of his work and life were wonderfully balanced

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

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 20 November 2017

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

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9 November 2016|
Response from NUBlockMuseum | 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