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Mary and Leigh Block Museum

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Address: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208-0883
Phone Number: +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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Interesting Exhibits and On Northwestern Campus!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank you for visiting! More 

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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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Thank Dawn M
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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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Glenview
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Very interesting and unique exhibits that change every few months. The Block also shows films and has talks related to the exhibits that compliment the genre and provoke conversation and thought. Best of all, the museum is free to all.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Visited today and found the Charlotte Moorman exhibit fascinating - especially the part with her "stuff" as she told her family to never throw anything away. Will caution the exhibit is a bit of sensory overload, but I think that's the way she would have liked it! Overall nice visit, would return again for new exhibits!

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