William Villalongo's recreation of the Brookes slave ship

Grinnell College Museum of Art

GCMoA is open to all

Masks are required. If you arrive without a mask, the museum attendants will provide one.

Regular Hours Through Dec. 12:

Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, noon–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Current Exhibition

  • Two men laying side by side in an intimate gesture

    Sept. 7 – Dec. 12, 2021


    This exhibition presents seven artists — Louis Fratino, Jeremy Laing, Doron Langberg, Catherine Opie, Christina Quarles, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Devan Shimoyama — whose works enable dialogue at the intersections of identity expression: race, gender, individuality and otherness, equity within differences, with a focus on the body as expressive terrain. The artists represent distinct voices across a spectrum of media — drawing, painting, sculpture, textile, and film — and we present them solo and in concert in the hope of creating a multidimensional dialogue using the term queer as a catalyst.

    Curated by Associate Director Daniel Strong and Guest Curator Greg Manuel.

    Explore an advance preview of Queer/Dialogue

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Recent Acquisition

  • Installation view in Burling Library of two prints by Jacob Lawrence

    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.

    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

  • Portrait of artist Jacob Lawrence

    GCMoA Happy Hour

    Jacob Lawrence’s “Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture”

    Assistant Professor of Art History Fredo Rivera and Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Petrouchka Moïse talk about Grinnell College Museum of Art’s recently acquired portfolio, The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, by Jacob Lawrence.

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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