The Block offers a variety of stimulating exhibitions that explore historical and contemporary themes in art and culture. Drawing from its collections and works from other institutions and private collectors, the Museum curates its own exhibitions—often in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty—and hosts traveling exhibitions from peer institutions.
Main Gallery | 4/19/2013-8/11/2013
This exhibition provides new perspectives on a critical point in architectural history while highlighting Chicago's position as a leader in architectural and design innovations in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Ellen Philips Katz and Howard C. Katz Gallery | 4/19/2013-8/11/2013
This exhibition showcases artist William Gropper’s highly personal, even visionary, response to his experience as a blacklisted artist in 1950s America.
Alsdorf Gallery | 05/03/2013-06/23/2013
This exhibition represents points of culmination and crisis that overlap within the art-making practices of Amanda Elise Bowles, Daniel Giles, Esau McGhee, and Matt Morris.