Events and Programs

Upcoming Events

Yoga in the Gallery with Jackie Hutchison 
Thursdays, 12:15 – 12:50 p.m. 
May 15 - September 4
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. We provide mats. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell. 

Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks 
The Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for kids & families in area parks. Enjoy ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, truck glittering, sculpture and more! No registration necessary. For more information, please contact outreach curator Tilly Woodward @ 641.269.4663 or woodward[at]grinnell[dot]edu  We'll meet from 10:30 am to noon at the following dates and places: 
June 9, Arbor Lake Shelter House 
June 11, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side 
June 16, Merrill Park West Shelter 
June 18, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side 
June 23, Bailey Park 
June 25, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side 
July 7, Drake Library 
July 9, James Miller Park 
July 14, Ahren’s Park #1 
July 16, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side 
July 18, Poweshiek County Fair 

Drop in and Draw 
July 21, 23, 28, & 30th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm 
Drawing is a great way to see and understand a work of art. Children and adults are welcome to spend time in the gallery drawing from our exhibition, Water, by Edward Burtynsky. Stools, drawing supplies and feedback from outreach curator Tilly Woodward will be provided. 

Exhibition of Young Artists 
July 30, 4:30 – 6 pm 
Faulconer Gallery/Bucksbaum Rotunda 
The Poweshiek County community is invited to view artworks created by students in Grinnell Area Summer Camp, Davis Stars, Galaxy, and Montezuma summer programs, installed in the Faulconer Gallery next to works by Edward Burtynsky. Refreshments will be served.

Past Events

Late Spring 2014

Student Film Showcase 
April 3, 5 pm 
Faulconer Gallery 
Students from Humanities 295: Non-Fiction Video, Informing the World through Form will screen works created for class ranging from local flavor to global protest. 

Gallery Talk: Willie Cole 
April 4, 4:15 p.m. 
Artist Willie Cole will speak in conjunction with the Faulconer Gallery’s exhibition of his work, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works. Inspired by West African religion, mythology and culture, Cole is known for transforming everyday objects including shoes, irons, and lawn jockeys, into powerful works of art, referencing the African American experience. Co-sponsored by Black Alumni Weekend. 

Complex Conversations: Opening Reception 
April 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 
The artist will be present and refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Black Alumni Weekend 

Impossible! A Happenstance Circus 
April 5, 7 pm 
Roberts Theater 
The entire Happenstance quintet—the second batch of Grinnell Artists in Residence this spring brought to campus by Artists@Grinnell—will present their newest piece: Impossible! A Happenstance Circus, a theatrical collage on the theme of circus set against a backdrop of hard times. In a kaleidoscopic homage to classic circus characters and images, Happenstance Theater applies virtuosic theatricality to a circus of the imagination. Tickets will be available at the Box Office the week leading up to the performance day. 

Gallery Talk: Happenstance and Complex Conversations 
April 8, 12 p.m. 
Faulconer Gallery 
Happenstance Theater discuss how they would engage with an exhibition through theatre, using current exhibition Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works. What do they find inspiring, and how might they use it? How might they do a theatrical response in the space itself? Open to all. 

Juror’s Talk: Benedict Heywood, director/curator of The Soap Factory, Minneapolis Gallery Talk: Making Art for the Midwest: The Soap Factory, Minneapolis 
April 10, noon – 1 
Bucksbaum 152 

BAX: Opening Reception 
April 11, 5-6 pm 
Opening reception for the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition. Juror Benedict Heywood, director/curator of The Soap Factory will announce awards and refreshments will be served. 

Community Day 
April 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m. 
People of all ages are welcome to join us for Community Day. Tour Complex Conversations and BAX and complete a scavenger hunt. Tilly Woodward will help you explore your creative side with a number of hands-on activities including printmaking with everyday objects and creating fancy shoe sculptures. Refreshments will be served. 

Spring Harp Recital 
April 16, 7:30 pm 
Under the direction of Kristin Maahs 

Concert: Fresh Flutes 
April 17, 7:30 pm 
Under the direction of Claudia Anderson. 

Viola Recital 
April 26, 1 pm 
Under the direction of Lisa Ponton 

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Between These Pages: A Study of Collective Memory in Art 
April 28, 4:15 pm 
Print Drawing Study Room 
Faulconer Gallery Intern Sarah Henderson ’16 will talk about her exhibition, Between These Pages: A study of Collective Memory in Art, which tackles various connections between art and memory. Her talk will focus on the analysis of the books as objects and representations of collective memory. The exhibition will also debut a participatory artist book created by various people from the Grinnell College Community. This community project hopes to capture the identity of Grinnell and preserve its collective memory in art. 

Gallery Talk: Patterson Sims: Sharing Complex Conversations 
April 30, 4:15 pm 
Curator Patterson Sims will talk about his exhibition, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works. 
Patterson Sims is the President of the Board of Independent Curators International. His career includes work as Director at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, Deputy Director for Education and Research Support at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, Associate Director for Art and Exhibitions and Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum, Curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Assistant Director of O.K. Harris Works of Art. 

Writers @ Grinnell: Tracy K. Smith 
May 1, 8pm 
Born in Massachusetts, Tracy K. Smith earned her BA from Harvard University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. From 1997 to 1999 she held a Stegner fellowship at Stanford University. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body's Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet; Duende (2007), winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essense Literary Award; and Life on Mars (2011), which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Smith teaches creative writing at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn.
 

Early Spring 2014

Opening reception for Quality Uncertainty and Jill Davis Schrift: Works in Clay
January 24, 4:15 -€“ 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.

Yoga in the Gallery with Jackie Hutchison
Mondays and Thursdays,
12:15 -€“ 12:50 p.m.
January 27 -€“ March 13
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. We provide mats. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Decay: The Ephemeral Body in Art
January 30, 4:15 p.m.
Curator Hannah Fiske '14 will speak about her concept and selections of art for Decay. Refreshments will be served.

Community Day: Play in Clay with Jill Davis Schrift
February 1, 1:30 -€“ 3 p.m.
People of all ages are invited to enjoy a special treat making functional and playful clay forms with artist Jill Davis Schrift. Schrift will have her heat torch to demonstrate the sodium silicate process. The Gallery will be open for tours of the three current exhibitions.

Writers @ Grinnell: Elizabeth Graver
February 6, Roundtable: 4:15 p.m.
Reading: 8 p.m.
Novelist Elizabeth Graver is the author of The End of the PointAwakeThe Honey Thief, and Unraveling. She teaches at Boston College.

Gallery Talk: Objects of My Affection
February 20, 4:15 p.m.
Artist Jill Davis Schrift will talk about the development of her work over time.

Gallery Talk: Breakdown Lane
February 25, 4:15 p.m.
In Greg Smith'€™s recent work, a character, his mechanisms, and his less-than-trustworthy cars exist in the marginal spaces on and around highways. The artist will discuss the relationships between the process of making the work, the travails of the character in the videos, and the structuring of the exhibition itself.

Fall 2013

September

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Gallery Talk: “Full House: Pop Art, Domesticity, and Consumer Culture,” Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:15 p.m.

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:15pm

Dismissed by early critics, then embraced by the general public, Pop art represents a turning point in the history of art. Professor Mamiya addresses the consumer culture of the 1960s and how Pop art developed. What were the factors — economic, political, and social — that led to the postwar consumer culture that dominates our lives even today? And how did Pop art interpret issues that faced consumers of the 1960s? This discussion will focus on the home — a primary arena for consumer activity — and the role of women as consumers.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

October

Writers@Grinnell: Nathan Hoks & Roger Reeves in the Faulconer Gallery, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Gallery Talk: “Is a Crocodile a Work of Art? Seeing Objects in the Cabinet of Curiosities,” Thursday, Oct. 3, 4:15 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:15pm

The crocodile is the canonical curiosity in the early modern cabinet, or at the very least the most visible and central artifact in late 16th- and 17th-century representations of cabinets of curiosities. We see the crocodile everywhere but we do not know why. Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and Director, Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University, explores the meaning and making of the crocodile as an early museum artifact. This talk is a case study in how to understand the selection, presentation, and interpretation of objects in the hands of early modern collectors. Co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities.

Opening Reception: "From Wunderkammer to the Modern Museum, 1606-1884," Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:15 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 5:15pm

Refreshments will be served.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Community Day: "Groceries and Curiosities," Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3:00 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 1:30pm

People of all ages are welcome to the Faulconer Gallery's Community Day. Tour both our current exhibitions, build a food house or cabinet of curiosities, and enjoy other exciting interactive, hands-on activities related to the exhibitions. Refreshments will be served.

Concert: Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Indie musician Wesley Stace will bring his collection of singers, musicians, poets, and entertainers to Grinnell College for one night only.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Gallery Talk: “I Am What I Eat,” Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:15 p.m.

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 4:15pm

Artist Scott Blake will talk about his work with barcodes, including "I Am What I Eat," featured in the exhibition.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

ART-O-MAT Workshop, Wednesday, October 30, 4:15 pm

Artist Scott Blake will show his private collection of 200 ART-O-MAT packs and talk about the refurbished cigarette vending machine project. He will also give a brief demonstration on how to make flipbooks (perfect size for the ART-O-MAT). The ART-O-MAT project is ongoing and they are always looking for fresh art in all mediums.

November

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Roundtable Discussion and Reading: Camille T. Dungy. Thursday, Nov. 7; Roundtable: 4:15 p.m.; Reading: 8 p.m.

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:15pm

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Smith Blue, Suck on the Marrow, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She is a professor in the Creative Writing department at San Francisco State University. Camille Dungy's reading is made possible through partnerships with Writers@Grinnell, and WOW! Wonder of Words Festival, co-produced by the Downtown Community Alliance and the Des Moines Public Library. A calendar of WOW! Festival events will be updated regularly and is available online at wonderofwordsfest.com.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Book Talk: Thomas Kuhnâs "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions," Faulconer Gallery, Friday, November 15, 12:00pm 

Faulconer Gallery 2013 Events

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:00pm

Kuhn's Structure argues against the view that science continually progresses throughout time and asserts that science undergoes revolutions in which a dramatic shift takes place. He contends that the old and new paradigms are incommensurable and therefore likens the change to religious conversion. This book changed the landscape of the history, philosophy and sociology of scientific knowledge and practice. One of the most influential books of the 20th century, many of its ideas, such as that of "paradigm", spread to many other disciplines as well. 

Presentations by:

Richard Fyffe, Samuel R. & Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College

Joe Neisser, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Tammy Nyden, Associate Professor of Philosophy 

Concert: Royce Wolf, piano, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

Selections by Sergei Prokofiev, Paul Hindemith, Charles Ives, and Béla Bartók.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Panel: "Wonder and Culture," Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:15 p.m.

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 4:15pm

Vance Byrd, Assistant Professor of German; Vanessa Lyon, Assistant Professor of Art; and Catherine Rod, Special Collections Librarian, Archivist of the College, and Associate Professor, will present a panel exploring how wonder infused and shaped cultural expression in the early modern period.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Panel: "Wonder and the Scientific Method," Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:15 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:15pm

James Lee, Assistant Professor of English; Tammy Nyden, Associate Professor of Philosophy; and Joshua Sandquist, Assistant Professor of Biology, will present a panel that brings together the seemingly subjective idea of wonder with the development of science as we know it today.

Concert: Fresh Flutes, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:30pm

Directed by Claudia Anderson.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

December

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Gallery Talk: "Evolving the Modern Museum," Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4:15 p.m.

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 4:15pm

Students in Lesley Wright's Museum Studies class (Art 260) will explore selected pieces in the exhibition and discuss their significance in relation to contemporary museum practice.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15-12:50 pm

Faulconer Gallery Fall 2013 Events

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:15pm

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.