The Block Museum and The Graduate School team up to change the face of museum fellowships

Unique fellowship puts interdisciplinary scholar in Block Museum The Block Museum of Art and The Graduate School announce the creation of an annual interdisciplinary fellowship enabling graduate students from any school or department across Northwestern University to work within the museum for a full academic year. The fellow will serve alongside the Block’s art history fellow, appointed annually from […]

Block Museum Catalog Named to The New York Times “Best Art Books of 2017”

On Friday, December 15th, we were thrilled to discover that the exhibition catalog “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius” had been named by The New York Times art critic Holland Cotter as one of his favorite art books of the year.  Our text is listed as one of just nine books that Cotter points to as the most vital of […]

The art and science of Roman-Egyptian mummies to be explored in Northwestern exhibition

‘Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt’ on view Jan. 13–April 22, 2018 The Block Museum of Art and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University delve into the art and science of ancient artifacts in the upcoming exhibition “Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt,” opening Jan. 13, 2018. […]

Director Raoul Peck Screens Acclaimed Civil Rights Documentary at Block Cinema [Video]

Academy Award-nominated director Raoul Peck screened and discussed his documentary I Am Not Your Negro  at Block Cinema space Monday, October 16.  The screening presented in partnership with the MFA in Documentary Media Program, was part of the Fall 2017 series New Docs focusing on innovation in documentary media. The documentary, which showcases the work of […]

Block Museum Board honors former Provost with acquisition of works by Tseng Kwong Chi

Works acquired by the Block through gift made by the Museum’s Board of Advisors Gift presented in honor of Daniel Linzer, Northwestern Provost 2007-2017 Additional gift made to the museum by Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi The Block museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a suite of works by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950–1990).  […]

Meet Block Museum Fellow, Beth Derderian

In September 2017 the Block Museum welcomed Beth Derderian as a 2017-2018 graduate fellow.  Block Museum Graduate Fellowships are offered to two graduate students annually, one from Art History and one from any department within the Graduate School.  Graduate Fellows are integral members of the museum staff and support projects through exhibition and collection research, […]

Kate Hadley Toftness to oversee Grants Program and Special Projects at the Block Museum of Art

The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Hadley Toftness as Grants Manager and Special Projects Associate. Toftness will cultivate the Museum’s growing foundation and funder relationships and oversee projects which extend the impact and reach of the Block Museum’s work. This strategic development position will focus […]

Northern Trust Purchase Prize Announced – Block Museum awarded Rachel Monosov & Admire Kamudzengerere’s “1972”

Northern Trust Selects Artwork for Donation to Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art at EXPO CHICAGO 2017 CHICAGO – Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art and Northern Trust have announced that the 2017 Northern Trust Purchase Prize will go to support the museum’s acquisition of the collaborative work 1972 by artists Rachel Monosov (b. 1987, […]

Susan and Stephen Wilson establish engagement fund at Block Museum of Art

$1.5 million gift will support dynamic community and education programs EVANSTON – A new endowed gift from Northwestern University Trustee Stephen R. Wilson ’70, ’74 MBA and Susan K. Wilson ’70 will support the outreach efforts of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern. The $1.5 million gift will permanently establish the Susan and […]