Block Museum of Art

What’s inside the Block? It depends on how you look.

Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching, learning and research resource for the school and its 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 6,000 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 that support the museum’s global and interdisciplinary mission.

Always free and open to all. 

Image: Block Museum Student Associates tour The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto, 2023


January 26–July 7, 2024: Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology

September 24–December 8, 2024: Federico Solmi: The Great Farce

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