With nearly 5,000 artworks, the permanent collection of the Block Museum boasts rich and diverse holdings of works on paper, textiles and a number of monumental bronze sculptures.
Prints—the core of the Block’s collection—and photographs bring to life the museum’s mission: the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms. Ranging from the 15th century to the present, the collection features work by Albrecht Dürer, Honoré Daumier, Mary Cassatt, Max Beckmann, Andy Warhol, Ed Paschke and many others. Highlights include:
- Architectural drawings by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin
- Prints, drawings and photographs produced under the Works Progress Administration and the Farm Security Administration
- Intaglios from fine print publisher Riverhouse Editions
- Computer generated works on paper from the 1950s to today
- Works by Chicago artists
To see works in the collection, make an appointment in the Block Museum’s Eloise W. Martin Study Center.