The Block Docent Diaries: Top Memories

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 continues online as students connect, research, and plan in support of the Museum’s mission. We reached out to this team to learn more about their current inspiration at this time.

We asked: What are your favorite memories from your work at The Block?


My favorite memories have been all the times I’ve walked into the museum and been immediately met with so much warmth from my loved ones–like my other docent friends and engagement [staff]. Particularly, I miss…seeing the kind faces of all our amazing visitor services staff.

Isabella Ko, Class of 2020, Art History and French

Tales of Art at the Block for Caravans of Gold. It was an unusually sunny day, and I had a lovely time reading books to a young person and his grandma!

Janet Lee, Class of 2020, Journalism and International Studies

One of my favorite memories from The Block is a Kindergarten tour I gave for Modernisms. I love interacting with little kids, and particularly showing them art that I am passionate about! They always bring so much light to the museum.

Erin Claeys, Class of 2021, Theatre

I’ve loved participating in all of the Tales of Art at the Block programs. For a couple hours in the gallery space, I get to read a bunch of imaginative children’s books while having interesting conversations with little kids, which always brings me joy!


Kristine Liao, Class of 2020, Journalism and International Studies

I loved working the Young Evanston Artists Festival. Even though it was a bit chaotic and rained a bunch, it was really awesome to share the magic of The Block with so many more Evanston families.


-Ella Rubenstein, Class of 2020, Anthropology
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