British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy created this sculpture at Grinnell College's Conard Environmental Research Area in 2001.
Roots of Renewal
A 2003 art exhibition focusing on challenges and changes in the Upper Midwest under pressure from new immigrants, new industries, new farming practices, and new attitudes towards the original tallgrass prairie; a collaboration between Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery and the Center for Prairie Studies.
A suite of 12 original prints by twelve artists, commissioned by the Center for Prairie Studies and completed in 2001, united around the themes of prairie and place.
Iowa's Vanishing Agrarian Landscapes
A collaboration between the Center for Prairie Studies and New Haven, Connecticut, photographer David Ottenstein resulted in thousands of photographs of the changing Iowa countryside.
Prairie Earthworks Project
Earthworks have been a major force in contemporary sculpture since the 1960's. For most artists working within the earthworks tradition, the method of creating a sculpture becomes a part of a process of interpreting their surroundings. As the sculptor works in an area ideas are materialized through the transformation of materials usually found at the site. The setting of a sculpture in the natural landscape provides a different set of references than the gallery or museum. The earthwork cannot be self-referential like a painting or sculpture in gallery or museum can. The earthwork's context is part of its content.