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Shelter in Place with Virtual Content from the Grinnell College Museum of Art!

The Grinnell College Museum of Art and the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts are closed to the public until further notice. We appreciate your patience as we all work as a community to slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, see Coronavirus COVID-19 Response. Please click on the links below for virtual content from the Grinnell College Museum of Art.

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New Feature: Staff Picks!

  • Sculpture of Hindu Lord Krishna

    From the Museum of Art Collection

    GCMoA Staff Picks: Milton Severe '86

    Grinnell College Museum of Art staff were invited to create a small, virtual exhibition from our collection of over 5,000 works of art. Everyone who works at the museum has their favorites!

    In this video, we’ll hear from Director of Exhibition Design Milton Severe '86. Milton focuses on three artworks from the collection, weaving together thoughts about his childhood in Grinnell, time as a student at the college, and his thirty-plus year career, presenting the college’s collection and designing stunning exhibitions.

     

  • Harmonica Blues, a print by Dox Thrash

    From the Museum of Art Collection

    GCMoA Staff Picks: Peggy Brown

    Grinnell College Museum of Art staff were invited to create a small, virtual exhibition from our collection of over 5,000 works of art. Everyone who works at the museum has their favorites!

    In this video, we’ll hear from Museum Guard Peggy Brown. Peggy is originally from southern Louisiana, and is influenced by art and music that resonates with New Orleans culture. Five years ago, she moved to a hobby farm in Montezuma, Iowa, after living in Alaska for over 21 years. Working at the museum, she appreciates being surrounded by the life, joy, struggle, and provocation of the various art exhibitions, and interacting with students, faculty, staff, and townspeople.

  • Illustration by Bryan Collier

    A Virtual Exhibition

    Our Voice: Bryan Collier

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scot King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Bryan Collier, who won the CSK award nine times between 1984 and 2008.

  • Illustration by Diane and Leo Dillon

    A Virtual Exhibition

    Our Voice: Diane and Leo Dillon

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Diane and Leo Dillon, who won the CSK award six times between 1984 and 2008.

  • Ilustration by Jerry Pinkney

    A Virtual Exhibition

    Our Voice: Jerry Pinkney

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Jerry Pinkney, who won the CSK award 10 times between 1981 and 2014.

  • Image of the Coretta Scott King Award

    A Virtual Exhibition

    Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe.

    This exhibition is organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas, and was scheduled to appear at Grinnell College Museum of Art May 29 - July 31, 2020. Due to Covid-19 the physical exhibition was canceled, and this virtual tour has been created in its place. Special thanks to Nick Glass and TeachingBooks.net.

Yoga@GCMoA

  • Print by Timothy G. High

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 9: Conscious Relaxing

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on alleviating stress.

  • Painting by Garry Noland

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 8: Mindfulness and the Body

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on the idea of coming to your senses.

  • Etching by Seymour Hayden

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 7: Loving Kindness

    This video was created as a virtual alternative to our program, Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison. It features images of works from our collection, and the calming voice of Jackie Hutchison. In this episode, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on the idea of coming to your senses.

  • Bathers by artist Henri Fantin-Latour

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 6: The Pause

    This video was created as a virtual alternative to our program, Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison. It features images of works from our collection, and the calming voice of Jackie Hutchison. In this episode, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on the idea of pausing.

  • Pennsylvania Landscape by Thomas Willoughby Nason

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 5: Hearing

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on hearing. 

  • Image of abstract art

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 4: Box Breathing

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on the idea of coming to your senses. 

  • Collage by Hendrikus Bervoets

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 3: Come Back to Your Senses

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a mindfulness exercise focused on the idea of pausing.

  • Prints by Valerie Hammond

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMOA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 2: Deep Stretch

    In this episode of Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison, featuring images of works from our collection, Jackie leads us through a series of deep stretches.

  • Print by Edward Gates called The Levee

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMOA with Jackie Hutchison, Episode 1

    This video was created as a virtual alternative to our program, Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison. It features images of works from our collection and the calming voice of Jackie Hutchison.

  • Painting by Aaron Rothman

    A Virtual Exhibition

    Nature, Made

    What happens when an artist doesn’t just represent the natural world, but makes it anew, through a creative lens? Lesley Wright, director of Grinnell College Museum of Art, gives a virtual tour of the exhibition she curated. The tour explores how five alumni artists work with animals, plants, and environments, crafting them into personal expression and commentary on the human impulse to alter the world around us. The exhibition includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing by artists Fay Stanford ’72, Pamela Crockett ’76, Aaron Rothman ’96, Regan Golden ’00, and John Martin Bell ’08.

  • Image of work by Regan Golden '00

    An Alumna Artist Speaks

    Regan Golden '00

    Alumna artist Regan Golden '00 discusses how her drawings and collages in the exhibition, Nature, Made, reflect on natural cycles of growth and decay.

  • Detail of painting by Pamela Crockett '76

    An Alumna Artist Speaks

    Pamela Crockett ’76

    Artist Pamela Crockett ’76 speaks from her home in Baltimore, Maryland, about her painting series, Dance of Decay, featured in the exhibition, Nature, Made.

  • Detail of print by artist Fay Stanford '72

    An Alumna Artist Speaks

    Fay Stanford ’72

    Alumna artist Fay Stanford ’72 discusses her work in Nature, Made, inspired by “the local fauna of city and suburb, which we mostly ignore, until there’s a problem.”

  • Artt by Aaron Rothman '96, featured in Nature, Made

    An Alumnus Artist Speaks

    Aaron Rothman ’96

    Listen to alumni artist Aaron Rothman ’96 speak from his studio in Phoenix, Arizona, about his work in Nature, Made, an exhibition organized by the Grinnell College Museum of Art.

  • Artwork by John Bell '08

    An Alumnus Artist Speaks

    John Martin Bell ’08

    What happens when an artist doesn’t just represent the natural world that makes it anew, through a creative lens? In the exhibition, Nature, Made, Five alumni artists work with animals, plants, and environments, crafting them into personal expression and commenting on the human impulse to alter the world around us. Listen to alumni artist John Martin Bell ’08 discuss his work in Nature, Made.

  • Lizzy Hinman '20

    Sheltering with Art

    GCMoA Intern Lizzy Hinman '20 Walks You Through it

    Grinnell College Museum of Art Intern Lizzy Hinman '20 helps you think about Eye Chart III, a mezzotint by Lari Gibbons in new ways. She'll help you think about this piece from the GCMoA collection as an inspiration for both storytelling and movement!

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