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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.

From Wunderkammer to the Modern Museum, 1606-1884

Curated by Florence Fearrington

Modern museums and art galleries have their origins in late Renaissance European private collections of artifacts gathered for study and admiration. This exhibition documents this fascinating intersection of science and art, and explores the shift from private repositories to public institutions. The exhibition draws on Ms. Fearrington's private collection, and was previously exhibited at Harvard's Houghton Library and The Grolier Club in New York City. Florence Fearrington is a former Trustee of the College, 2000-2008.