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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

Gallery Talk & Reception: Justin Hayworth and Jon Andelson: A Closer Look

Burling Gallery
September 2, 4:00 p.m.
Grinnell College Photographer Justin Hayworth and Center for Prairie Studies Director Jon Andelson will talk about the loss of the Iowa prairie, the importance of close observation, and the aesthetics of prairie life celebrated through macro photography. Reception with refreshments to follow.
This exhibition and events are co-sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies and Faulconer Gallery.

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.