Faulconer Gallery

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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

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo

12:15 – 12:50 p.m. Mondays and Thursday through December 18
(Except October 20, 23, November 27)
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. All levels welcome. Mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.

Concert: Fresh Flutes
November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Claudia Anderson

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.

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.

About

Bucksbaum Center for the Arts and the Faulconer Gallery

History

The Bucksbaum Center for the Arts (BCA) was built in 1999 to consolidate Grinnell’s art, music, and theatre departments under one roof. The building incorporates two structures, each designed by internationally renowned architects.

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an

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 for formatting the text, he adds his own scenes of everyday Americana, uniting on the page what some believe to be mutually distinct, even opposing and irreconcilable, ways of life.

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