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Mary and Leigh Block Museum

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Address: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
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+1 847-491-4000
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Permanent collection is a rich selection of more than 4,000 prints,...

Permanent collection is a rich selection of more than 4,000 prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture and mixed media dating from the 13th century to present day.

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The Block museum on the Northwestern University campus has a few well curated exhibits every year, ranging from Avant-Garde paintings to collage and sculptural work to historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Block museum on the Northwestern University campus has a few well curated exhibits every year, ranging from Avant-Garde paintings to collage and sculptural work to historical photo exhibitions featuring artists , dead and alive, from across the globe. One never knows what to expect next, but it is always an interesting multimedia experience that can be viewed in 1... More 

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us! More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Block is one of those little gems that took us years to find but now we go often. They always have interesting exhibits of artists and movements not found anywhere else. My favorite is the annual MFA Thesis Show--it will give your art brain something to chew on for a few weeks...months.

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We are so glad you are able to join us to think through large ideas in our small space! With three galleries of always-changing exhibitions, we are thrilled to be able to take on new artists and new challenges every season. We can't wait to share what 2017 has in store. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A museum worth a few minutes. Changing shows so most of what you would go for will evolve. We enjoyed our time there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really interesting Iranian poster and Chinese photographer exhibits. Near the new visitor center and the beautiful campus. Well worth the trip if you are near Evanston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great free museum on the lovely Northwestern University campus. Beautifully curated and intelligent, with an eclectic mix of exhibits.

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Blockmus, Public Relations Manager at Mary and Leigh Block Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us! We are so proud to be the community's free museum and are thrilled you were able to visit for our Fall shows. More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Our dear friend had curated this exhibit and we were very anxious to see her work. The museum was very nice & the staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely something to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are strolling in Evanston definitely stop by the museum. The exhibits are free and always very interesting. Some exhibits are avant Garde, others are very simple. There is something for everyone to appreciate.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a truly wonderful little campus art museum. While I recently went here with a friend and didn't care for the exhibit, it was the exhibit and not the museum itself. The museum is set up nicely and easily accessible. It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot if you are elderly or disabled. Love that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you're walking on Evanston campus do stop by and enjoy the free exhibitions in that museum. There's always something new and interesting there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Mostly known as the "Topless Celist," Charlotte Moorman was an amazing avant-garde artist who needs to be better known so that the American avant-garde can be better understood. This show covers it all.

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