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Mary and Leigh Block Museum

40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Evanston
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, is the fine arts museum of Chicago’s North Shore, offering focused visual arts... more »
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Nashville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have always enjoyed the thoughtful and well curated shows at the block and the accompanying movie theater. The galleries were closed for renovations but should be reopening next month. A nice free treat if staying in Evanston

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Generally speaking the exhibits are very educational and worth a trip. I also recommend getting a movie schedule. The films they show are rarely seen masterpieces.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small museum is on the Northwestern lakefront campus. It has Interesting exhibits, some by faculty and students. Exhibits change often.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It would be a shame to miss the Mary and Leigh Block Museum on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. The exhibitions change frequently and all have artistic and social significance. The building is noteworthy and one aspect of the museum that is consistent is the lovely sculpture garden on the grounds surrounding the museum. This also provides the opportunity to experience... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Fabulous exhibits, great lectures, movies, and programs, right next to the lake, a theater and a concert hall! What's not to like?

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I just saw a fabulous exhibit there this past weekend on the Persuit of Knowledge. It was an exhibit of beautiful old prints. It included Durer's work and many others. And what georgeous astrological maps from the 1600's! In the past I saw an exhibit on Russian prints, with wonderful old books and posters. It is a super museum.

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Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Each and every one of the many exhibits I have attended in this intimate space has been greatly rewarding. The art is beautifully displayed and of great interest and the size of the gallery allows me to give each piece "its due"! The nearby parking lot is free after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends though you can buy a parking... More

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