Teach, Learn, and Connect through Art this Fall
While The Block Museum’s galleries will be closed to both campus and the public throughout fall 2020, we remain focused on serving as a resource for teaching, learning, and research for Northwestern and our surrounding communities.
One Book One Northwestern: Just MercyThe Block Museum is proud to partner with the One Book program for a year of programming and art that explores the themes of this shared text.
Thinking about History with The Block's Collection – Our 40th Anniversary Initiative2020 marks the 40th anniversary of The Block Museum of Art. Join as for projects, programs, and stories that use the museum's collection as as springboard for thinking about history.
Free and Open to All, Online
“A museum is not a neutral space. Every exhibition we organize, every work of art we acquire, every program we host—requires choices and each is an opportunity to present with intent. The power of this moment includes a heightened awareness of the privilege to choose and what is at stake when we do it. ”
– Lisa Corrin, The Block Museum Ellen Philips Katz Director
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Collection Reflections - Our Picks
Block Museum staff reflect on the current moment by offering selections from our collections and archive. Check out these thoughtful weekly picks.
The Block Docent Diaries Series
The Block Museum Student Docent Program is made up of students from across Northwestern University that serve as the museum’s tour guides and ambassadors. In Spring 2020, the program continued online as students connected, researched, and planned in support of the Museum’s mission.
The Block Museum of Art welcomes Erin Northington to helm Education and Engagement
The Block announces Erin Northington as the Susan and Stephen Wilson Associate Director of Campus and Community Education and Engagement. Northington comes to The Block from Harvard University where she served as the Assistant Director of Student Programs and Campus Initiatives at the Harvard Art Museums.
Now Available: Teacher’s Resource Guide for Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is proud to announce the publication of a Teacher’s Guide and a list of Recommended Resources to support educators in teaching about the history of medieval West Africa and its resonances today.
The Block Crew in Quarantine - A Digital Project
When the Spring 2020 exhibitions could not go forward as planned due to COVID-19 closure, The Block Museum and its scheduled installation team found innovative new ways to make meaning together.
‘Caravans of Gold’ app reaches global audience by going small
What crosses continents, can travel 13 centuries into the past, and takes up just 10 MB on a smartphone? The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has released a free mobile web app designed to share the groundbreaking touring exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time with international audiences.