Exhibitions

Art Exhibition

Animals Among Us takes as its premise that we define, structure, and connect with the animal realm in a wide, complex network of relationships that inform our understanding of ourselves as humans. Developed by 10 student curators in the seminar "Captured Creatures" (Fall 2012),...
For the past several years, Andrew Kaufman has been exploring the concept of containment, as well as the tangential ideas of breach and contamination, in a multiplicity of forms that range from painting to installation. Rather than engage with narrative, Kaufman's work seeks to...
  Curated by Stephanie Porter, '14 Throughout history, humans have sought to push the boundaries of the unknown, and they have shared their journeys with others by recording them in printed form. These sixteen volumes, spanning twenty-six centuries and ranging in genre from...
Photographer Lorna Bieber builds her monumental installations from the vast array of images that activate contemporary culture. Through an intense process of taking and remaking these found images, Bieber creates a visual language that evokes memories of past worlds while...
Photographer Lorna Bieber builds her monumental installations from the vast array of images that activate contemporary culture. Through an intense process of taking and remaking these found images, Bieber creates a visual language that evokes memories of past worlds while...
  Curated by Diane Lenertz, '15 After leaving Grinnell College in 1912 with a double degree in History and Political Science, Harry Hopkins' dedication to public service was manifested in a wide variety of ways. The most famous stage of Hopkins' career was his work as Federal...
Margaret Whiting purposes science books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, law books and maps as materials for artwork about current environmental issues. This exhibition features a large floor installation of tree stumps made from law books.
For more than 25 years, Robert Polidori, the noted architectural and editorial photographer, has been photographing historic sites around the world as diverse as the Castro regime's Havana, post-Katrina New Orleans, post-human Chernobyl, and the Palace of Versailles. This...
Over the past several years, Michigan-born artist Sandow Birk has turned his interest and extensive travels in the Islamic world into a project to transcribe by hand an English-translated text of the 114 suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an. While adhering to traditional guidelines...
Scott Robert Hudson's project was inspired by a back-country encounter with wild horses in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. It synthesizes three metaphors: the socio-ecology of the North American wild horse herds; the atmospherics of the Paleolithic caves of southern France; and the...

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Thursday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, Faulconer Gallery Starting on Thursday, Oct. 3, "From Wunderkammer to the Modern Museum, 1606 – 1884" will be on display at the Faulconer Gallery. The exhibition presents almost 100 rare and beautiful books drawn from the collection of...
  “Works in Clay” by Jill Davis Schrift, lecturer in art, and “Quality Uncertainty: The Market for Lemons” by New York-based artist Greg Smith will be on display in the Faulconer Gallery from Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, March 16.    About “Quality Uncertainty: The Market for...
Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, Faulconer Gallery "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles," curated by Emily Stamey ’01, brings the grocery store to the gallery. "Stocked" compiles the work of contemporary artists who take the grocery store and consumption...
  Students in Museum Studies (Art 260) will explore works in "From Wunderkammer to the Modern Museum, 1606-1884" as significant examples from a past age, and as precursors to museum practices as we know them today. Each student will be stationed by her display case and audience ...

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In the days before personal computers, cell phones and email came the yearbook “Grinnell College – 1966,” deemed too controversial and banned from publication by the college until 1986. Photographed by Grinnell alumni Henry Wilhelm and the late John Phillips with contributions...
GRINNELL, IA—Four exhibitions—united by a sense of community—will open Sept. 24 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “‘Culturing Community: Projects about Place’” will “literally and figuratively bring the community of Grinnell into the art museum,” said Lesley Wright,...
GRINNELL, IA—Four exhibitions—united by a sense of community—will open Sept. 24 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “‘Culturing Community: Projects about Place’” will “literally and figuratively bring the community of Grinnell into the art museum,” said Lesley Wright,...
GRINNELL, IA—Four exhibitions—united by a sense of community—will open Sept. 24 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “‘Culturing Community: Projects about Place’” will “literally and figuratively bring the community of Grinnell into the art museum,” said Lesley Wright,...
GRINNELL, IA—Four exhibitions—united by a sense of community—will open Sept. 24 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “‘Culturing Community: Projects about Place’” will “literally and figuratively bring the community of Grinnell into the art museum,” said Lesley Wright,...
Family photos, old and new, reconstruct memories in the summer exhibition opening at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery on June 24. Using digital photographic techniques, California-based artist Liz Steketee offers creative insights into the art of photographs that explore the...
GRINNELL, IA— Artists John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber build works that challenge assumptions about digital art in the exhibition, “Hybrid Media: John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber,” opening Friday, April 9, in Faulconer Gallery on the Grinnell College campus. Both...
GRINNELL, IA— Artists John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber build works that challenge assumptions about digital art in the exhibition, “Hybrid Media: John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber,” opening Friday, April 9, in Faulconer Gallery on the Grinnell College campus. Both...
“Kind Favor, Kind Letter, “ a collaborative exhibition by Grinnell College faculty artist Lee Emma Running; Tatiana Ginsberg of Mount Holyoke College; and Santa Fe sculptor Kate Carr, will open Jan. 28 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. The installation of handmade paper,...
“Kind Favor, Kind Letter, “ a collaborative exhibition by Grinnell College faculty artist Lee Emma Running; Tatiana Ginsberg of Mount Holyoke College; and Santa Fe sculptor Kate Carr, will open Jan. 28 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. The installation of handmade paper,...
“Kind Favor, Kind Letter, “ a collaborative exhibition by Grinnell College faculty artist Lee Emma Running; Tatiana Ginsberg of Mount Holyoke College; and Santa Fe sculptor Kate Carr, will open Jan. 28 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. The installation of handmade paper,...

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Presenting exhibitions of regional, national, and international art year-round, Faulconer Gallery is the nucleus of Grinnell’s Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of more than 6,000 objects offer diverse classroom and research learning...