The Block Muse

The Block Muse

Watch, listen and read for a glimpse of life at the museum. Explore past programs, catch behind-the-scenes conversations, and find perspectives on what’s happening at the Block. In this forum, students, faculty and Block curators provide features like videos and audio podcasts of recent Block programs, previews of upcoming Block Cinema screenings, interviews with scholars, stories about exhibitions at the Block and artworks from the collection, news about art happenings at Northwestern and much more.

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The Navigator

Tantalizing Bits of Chicago History with Block Cinema

Learn how Block Cinema's film The Navigator ran up against the Chicago censorship office in the 1920s
Madhu Ghose

Early Art of Kashmir with Madhu Ghose

Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, explored the roots of the Kashmiri style.

Siddiq Wahid

Dr. Siddiq Wahid Visits the Block Museum

The Block was fortunate enough to have Dr. Siddiq Wahid, a historian of Central Asian and Tibetan political history and a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, visit our museum.

Student curators

An Evening with Toulouse-Lautrec

Quirky, artistically talented and a full participator of pleasure—one could easily describe French lithograph artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Northwestern students by the same words.
Rob Linrothe leads Curator's Gallery Talk

Curator's Gallery Talk

The Curator’s Gallery Talk, offering an in-depth tour of Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies, drew a crowd of more than 80 individuals.


Winter 2015 Opening Day Celebration

On a sunny January Saturday, temperatures at Northwestern’s Arts Circle Drive reached above freezing. Sound like paradise?
Valentine's Day

3 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Block

Three ideas that will make you look like a star this Valentine's Day.
Trinh T Minh-ha

Trinh T. Minh-ha Lecture

The Winter 2015 Elizabeth and Todd Warnokc Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Art History, brought Trinh T. Minh-ha to the Block Museum.
Family Engagement Night

Family Engagement Night with Y.O.U.

This past Thursday the Block Museum hosted the first ever Family Engagement Night with youth development agency Y.O.U. (Youth Organization Umbrella, Inc.).