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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Spring Opening

Spring opening highlights exhibition on capital punishment

Learn about the Block Museum’s Opening Day Program for The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates, an installation by Julie Green.
Block Spring Programs

Looking Forward to Spring: Art and Social Justice at the Block

Learn about the free public programs we've planned to offer audiences varying perspectives, time to reflect, and space for dialogue around The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates.


MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening: Age of Consent

On Thursday, April 30th, the Block Museum hosted the MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the evening was a huge success.
Kader Attia

Behind the Scenes with Artist in Residence, Kader Attia

We’re lifting the veil on the artist and the museum with incoming Kaplan Artist in Residence Kader Attia. In early March, the French-Algerian artist visited Northwestern and the Block.
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
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.).