Opening its doors in 1980, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University houses a growing permanent collection of approximately 6,000 works focusing primarily on prints, photography, and drawings. The Museum also features a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures, exploring historical and contemporary themes in art .
Housed in a building designed by Dirk Lohan, grandson of modernist architect Mies Van de Rohe, the Block Museum is teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities.
40 images from two related bodies of works
Artists engaged with abstraction and the expansion of painting in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s
The extensive impact on design and film from 1950s - 1970s by 2 design Chicago firms
100+ artworks and archeological fragments from the 8th-16th centuries
100 Latin works of Pop art contribute to the concepts, social protest, and debates about freedom
A fresh perspective on his teaching alongside his art
Works culminate studies in art