Events and Programs

Fall 2018 Events

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo

Mondays and Thursdays, October 1 – December 13, 12:15 – 12:50 p.m. (No yoga November 22.)

Enjoy a free 30-minute yoga practice. Open to all levels, mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.

Writers @ Grinnell: Solmaz Sharif

October 4, 8 p.m.

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, poet Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley. Her work has been recognized with numerous prizes. A former Stegner Fellow, she is a lecturer at Stanford University. Her first poetry collection, LOOK, published by Graywolf Press in 2016, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

20 Minutes @ 11 with Sarah Purcell: A Soldier’s Life

October 9, 11 a.m.

Sarah Purcell, L. F. Parker Professor of History, will speak about watercolors by Corporal John Gaddis, and the life of a Union soldier during the Civil War.

Reading: Brigittine French

October 10, 4 p.m.

Professor of Anthropology Brigittine French will read from her new book, Narratives of Conflict, Belonging, and the State: Discourse and Social Life in Post-War Ireland, which explores how life is and isn’t transformed in newly democratic societies emerging from a recent history of war and violent conflict in post-war, post-colonial Ireland in the 1930s. A reception will follow.

Community Day

October 13, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

See art! Make art! Join us for a variety of activities related to our current exhibitions. Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities including donning costumes and posing for photographs, painting watercolors, using a stereoscope, and playing Civil War era games. Refreshments will be served.

20 Minutes @ 11 with Daniel Strong: Irresistible Exhibitions

October 16, 11 a.m.

Daniel Strong, associate director and curator of exhibitions, will discuss the impetus for and conception of the exhibition as well as the processes of selecting and preparing a private collection for public presentation.

Gallery Talk: The Irresistible Collectible Photograph

November 6, 4 p.m.

Nigel Maister, collector and artist, and Daile Kaplan, Vice President and Director of Photographs at Swann Galleries and frequent Antiques Roadshow expert, discuss photography, collecting, and the power of the photographic medium to democratize visual culture and mirror emerging modernity in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They will highlight images from the exhibition to explore how photography revolutionized the way we see ourselves, others, and our changing world; how, aesthetically, photography learned to stand independently of other media; and how the medium’s embrace of the amateur and the vernacular turned it into the pre-eminent medium of expression for a turbulent and changing world.

Recital: How not to Play Bach on the Modern Grand Piano

November 13, 11 a.m.

Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics & statistics, will perform a recital of piano works by Bach.

20 Minutes @ 11 with Ally Christmas

November 20, 11 a.m.

Ally Christmas, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow and lecturer in art, will consider the relationships between early photography, selfies, and the impulse to document ourselves.