Academic Affairs

Grinnell College Art Collection

The Grinnell College Art Collection began with 28 etchings given in honor of Maude Little Macy (1845-1926) and $1,200 raised for the purchase of art during the endowment campaign of 1908. Since then, gifts, bequests, and judicious purchases with endowed acquisition funds have helped to build a collection of more than 5,000 works of art. The collection is distinguished by its social and political commentary by artists who have taken up pen and stylus as weapons against oppression, exploitation and human folly.

Events and Programs

Upcoming Events

Yoga in the Gallery with Jackie Hutchison 
Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15 – 12:50 p.m. 
March 31– May 15 
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. We provide mats. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell. 

Student Film Showcase 
April 3, 5 pm 
Faulconer Gallery 
Students from Humanities 295: Non-Fiction Video, Informing the World through Form will screen works created for class ranging from local flavor to global protest. 

Exhibitions

The Faulconer Gallery presents exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists throughout the year in 7,420 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space at the heart of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Exhibitions in the Print and Drawing Study Room and Burling Gallery, located on the lower level of Burling Library, focus on objects in the Grinnell College Art Collection as well as objects directly related to Grinnell College classes during the spring and fall semesters.

The Burling Media Room

The Burling Media Room, located on the lower level of Burling Library, houses a collection of nearly 7000 documentary and feature films in DVD, VHS and Blu-ray formats as well as a collection of over 22,000 audio recordings primarily in compact disc format.   The facilities offer eight viewing stations with high-definition monitors for individual use or for small groups of up to six persons and two listening stations connected to a variety of playback equipment--from turntables to a reel-to-reel audiotape player--housed in the Media Room office. 

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