Grinnell College's art collection has been growing since the institution's early days, when an education grounded in the humanities was considered essential to an individual’s soundness of mind and being and also to the health, vibrance, and sustainability of society as a whole. Primary-source experience of works of art is still a vital and distinguishing feature of a Grinnell College education and continues to form the core mission of the Grinnell College Museum of Art.
The art collection continues to grow every year with purchases from endowed funds as well as substantial gifts from alumni and friends of the College. This summer we are proud to present works of art acquired for the collection since 2021.
Image: Oscar yi Hou. The siblings in my studio, aka: Gemini, Sagittarian, 2021. Oil on canvas, 54 3/8 x 35 5/8 in. (138.11 x 90.49 cm). Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund (2021.049).