Opening its doors in 1980, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University houses a permanent collection of approximately 5,000 works, primarily prints, photography, and drawings, in a building designed by Dirk Lohan, grandson of modernist architect Mies Van de Rohe.
Exhibitions explore historical and contemporary themes in art and culture.
40 images from two related bodies of works
Paintings and drawings rendered in ink or paint on found materials
Explores the historic human struggle for equality and justice
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
More than 130 works demonstrate Blake's impact on American artists
A systematic technical study of Roman Egyptian paintings
100 Latin works of Pop art contribute to the concepts, social protest, and debates about freedom