Museum Initiatives: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Museum Initiatives



“How do fields of human endeavor and creativity intersect in unexpected ways to yield entirely new ways of thinking?” 

Explore our ongoing projects using art as a springboard for conversation about our world.  



One Book One Northwestern

One Book One Northwestern is a community‐wide reading program that aims to engage the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book.  Learn more about how The Block is using art to engage the discussion

Artist Collaborations

The Block Museum is committed to fostering new projects with artists—art that is collaborative, process-based, participatory, and involves people as the medium or material of the work. These projects, which typically take place beyond the museum’s walls, often address personal or collective histories and current social and political issues.

Interdisciplinary Learning - Course Case Studies

The Block supports teaching with visual art across Northwestern campuses, actively offering the museum as Northwestern's most innovative laboratory.  View some of our recent in-depth teaching collaborations.