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. 

Geof Oppenheimer

Geof Oppenheimer: Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures

Main Gallery & Alsdorf Gallery | 09/12/2015 - 11/30/2015

The Block Museum of Art presents the first solo museum exhibition of artist Geof Oppenheimer. Opening September 2015, the exhibition will feature two new works commissioned by the Block, including Civil/Evil, a sculpture occupying the museum’s Main Gallery, and the video, DRAMA, on continuous view in the Alsdorf Gallery.


Exposure: Recent Gifts of Photography

Katz Gallery | 9/12/2015 - 11/30/2015
The diverse selection of works assembled in Exposure invite viewers to consider the complexities of photographic “truth” in relation to their use in the media, the politics of representation, and the subjectivity inherent in the making and consumption of a photograph.