Museum News

The Block Receives Highest National Recognition: Awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

The Northwestern University Mary and Leigh Block Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Block Museum was initially accredited in 2008. All museums must undergo a […]

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Collection News, Museum News

The Block Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum and the National Portrait Gallery partner on the acquisition of groundbreaking media work by Ja’Tovia Gary

Artist’s multichannel video installation, THE GIVERNY SUITE, will be jointly owned by the three institutions, allowing national access to the powerful artwork The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; the Hammer Museum at UCLA; and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, will jointly acquire the multichannel video installation The Giverny […]

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Exhibition Stories, Museum News

In new exhibition, Dario Robleto explores history of the human heart and cosmic boundaries of perception

Northwestern’s Block Museum and McCormick School of Engineering jointly present The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto (January 26 – July 9, 2023) • Exhibition result of multi-year collaboration between Northwestern Engineering and Block Museum • Artist’s exhibition culmination of ten years of work – the result of exchange and […]

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Museum News, Partnerships

Communicating through Art: Museum clinical study partnership considers the role of art in combating primary progressive aphasia

Throughout Winter 2022, The Block Museum of Art and The Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning (NUCASLL) partnered on an innovative clinical study centering on art-based discussion in the treatment of primary progressive aphasia (PPA).  Working together, the units developed the trial program “Conversations Through Art” as a clinical treatment case-study.  The […]

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Museum News, On Equity and Action

A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence debuts at the Block Museum of Art, Jan. 26-July 10, 2022

Five years in the planning, new exhibition stakes a claim on the power of the visual to make change Originating at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art  A Site of Struggle explores how artists have engaged with the reality of anti-Black violence and its accompanying challenges of representation in the United States over a 100 + year period. Images […]

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