Installation view of For Campus and Community: The Collection of the Grinnell College Museum of Art

Grinnell College Museum of Art

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The Grinnell College Museum of Art and the Bucksbaum Arts Center are currently closed. We appreciate your patience as we all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, see Coronavirus COVID-19 Response.

Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students (living on campus or approved off campus) may now make an appointment to visit the Museum of Art. Please visit the appointment webpage for details.

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Fall 2020 Virtual Exhibitions

  • Photograph by Aida Muluneh

    Sept. 15–Dec. 11, 2020

    Let Yourself Continue

    August 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

    In commemoration of this event, the Grinnell College Museum of Art is presenting work by more than 50 women artists represented in the Museum of Art’s collection.

    Click on the picture at right for an introduction to the exhibition by Associate Director and Curator of Exhibitions Daniel Strong. You can find more videos on our exhibition page.

    Explore the virtual exhibition

  • Print by Sue Coe showing a subdued man in the foreground and an officer in the background

    Let Yourself Continue

    Sue Coe's "La Frontera"

    Students Shiva Bucklin ’22 and Hua Lin Hsu ’22 discuss artist Sue Coe’s print, La Frontera, featured in the virtual exhibition, Let Yourself Continue.

Fall 2020 Virtual Exhibitions

  • Print by Jacob Lawrence of Toussaint L'Ouverture

    Sept. 15–Dec. 11, 2020

    Jacob Lawrence: The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series

    In 2020, the Grinnell College Museum of Art acquired 13 prints by Jacob Lawrence based on his painted series, completed in 1938, of scenes from the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. A leader of the Haitian Revolution, which resulted in the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804, L’Ouverture was one of the historical Black figures that Lawrence found lacking in the history books of his time. He completed 41 paintings in all, now in the collection of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. Of the 15 prints based on these paintings that Lawrence produced between 1980 and 1997, the College now has 13 of them, including the portrait of L’Ouverture himself. These prints, the first works by this pivotal American artist to enter our collection, are being shown in the Museum of Art for the first time.

    In this video, Professor of Art History Fredo Rivera discusses Jacob Lawrence's series on the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture.

    Explore our collection of Jacob Lawrence prints

Campus Sculpture Tour

  • Prints by Valerie Hammond

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison

    Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison has gone virtual. Jackie narrates regenerative yoga sessions as an alternative to our long-standing program in the Museum, featuring images of works from the Grinnell College Museum of Art Collection.

    Experience Yoga@GCMoA

Department Information

Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
1108 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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