A highlight of the art history curriculum is the Exhibition Seminar, a rare opportunity for undergraduate students to curate a professional exhibition using objects in the Grinnell College Art Collection. The seminar culminates in a show in the Faulconer Gallery and in the publication of a catalogue students have researched, written, and produced. Links to sample pages from previous Exhibition Seminar catalogues are below. The next Exhibition Seminar is scheduled for Fall 2014; the show will open in Spring 2015.


Identities in Flux

Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities in Flux

January 29-March 21, 2010

Sample Catalogue Pages



Piranesi cover

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Grandeur and Fantasy: Vision and Views of Rome

January 22-February 27, 2007

Sample Catalogue Pages


I saw it: The Invented Reality of Goya's Disasters of War

I saw it: The Invented Reality of
Goya's Disasters of War

August 13-September 12, 2004

Sample Catalogue Pages


Walking a Tight Rope

Walking a Tightrope:
German Expressionist Printmaking 1904-1928

April 1-April 21, 2002

Sample Catalogue Pages



Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance: Exhibiting Paradox

January 28-March 17, 2000

Sample Catalogue Pages


In a New Light: African Art at Grinnell College

In a New Light
African Art at Grinnell College

May 1-May 31, 1997

Sample Catalogue Pages