Issue: Spring 2009
Author: Ross Preston '10
Thinking back to the summer before I came to Grinnell, I recall an inordinate amount of anticipation for everything Grinnell-related that came my way. I would check my Grinnell e-mail account, only to find no new messages. I was constantly thinking of new things to bring to school. And I probably spent too much time on Facebook, discussing my excitement with future classmates.
Grinnellians love to dress up. We embrace every chance to put away our homework and don the most ridiculous, fantastic costumes you’ve ever seen — and we do it at least three times a semester!
As a senior who for almost four years now has enjoyed stretching the possibilities of where homework can most enjoyably be completed, I hereby submit a top 10 list of places to casually get stuff done on Grinnell’s campus:
Prints, drawings, and photographs in the Grinnell College extensive art-on-paper collection may be viewed and studied in the Print and Drawing Study Room which is under the auspices of the Faulconer Gallery.
The facility houses over 3000 works on paper, including: John L. and Roslyn Bakst Goldman Collection of German Expressionist Prints and graphic art by William Hogarth, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and William Kentridge as well as photographs, drawings, and examples of all types of printmaking. The Print Room is located on the lower level of Burling Library.
Call Kay Wilson, Curator of the Collection, at 641.269.3371 for more information or to make an appointment.