Fall 2016 Events

Welcome Back Reception

August 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery welcomes faculty and students to the new school year. Visit the exhibitions, enjoy refreshments, and prepare for a great year with art.

Gallery Talk: Glimpses

August 29, 4 p.m.
On the Bright Side... includes work from several years and more than three distinct bodies of work. In this gallery talk artists Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers will discuss the core themes and questions that run through this collection of work, giving the audience glimpses into their methodology, conceptual concerns and material explorations, addressing notions of fortune, overabundance, authenticity, disappearance, value and the Anthropocene.


Faulconer Gallery will be closed September 12 - September 29 for the installation of Archipenko: A Modern Legacy.

Opening Reception for Archipenko: A Modern Legacy

September 30, 4:30 – 6 p.m. 
Refreshments will be served.

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo

Mondays and Thursdays, October 3 – December 15 (except November 24)

12:15 – 12:50 p.m.

Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. All levels welcome. Mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.

20 Minutes@11 

In these short programs, guest speakers respond to works on view, encouraging the audience to look more closely, see works through a particular lens, and engage in dialogue.   All the talks are at 11 a.m.

• October 25: Eiren Shea, assistant professor of art history 
• November 1: Mark Laver, assistant professor of music and Eric McIntyre, professor of music 
• November 9: Fredo Rivera, assistant professor of art history

Gallery Talk: Archipenko’s Networked Modernism 

October 10, 4 p.m. 
Cubist, Expressionist, Constructivist, Dadaist? Ukrainian Alexander Archipenko’s uncategorizable “Sculpto-Painting” reflects his itinerant life and his simultaneous positioning at the center of French (Section d’Or), German (Der Sturm), and American (Société Anonyme) artists’ networks ca. 1910–1925. Jenny Anger, professor of art history, will consider if it also accounts for his nearly forgotten status today. 

Gallery Talk: Archipenko: A Modern Legacy 

October 24, 4 p.m. 
Alexandra Keiser, curator of the exhibition Archipenko: A Modern Legacy, will provide an overview of the exhibition, exploring several key works in detail. Dr. Keiser is research curator at the Archipenko Foundation and received her Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute. 

Concert: Fresh Flutes 

November 17, 7:30 p.m. 
Under the direction of Claudia Anderson. 

Gallery Talk: The Material World of Archipenko 

November 30, 4 p.m. 
Joyce Tsai, Ph.D. will address the avant-garde context of Archipenko’s sculpture, from his early and highly influential near-abstract metal cast figures to his later experiments in Plexiglas. Dr. Tsai is Clinical Associate Professor of Art Education and Curator of Art, University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Community Day 

December 3, 1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Learn about the artwork of Alexander Archipenko, choose from a variety of hands-on art making activities, and enjoy a scavenger hunt in the Faulconer Gallery. Open to all ages. Refreshments will be served. Supported by generous funding from Shane and Lauren Jacobson. 

Images: Piano Music of Claude Debussy 

December 7, 4 p.m. 
Although they apparently never met, French composer Claude Debussy and Ukrainian sculptor Alexander Archipenko both lived in Paris during the years 1908-1918, each taking part in the modernist revolution. Associate Professor of Music Eugene Gaub will perform a program of Debussy’s works from the time: Images, Children’s Corner, and L’isle Joyeuse.