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  • Charles Bierk's Tau

    Coming Feb. 1

    The Spring 2021 Exhibition

    Face Forward

    How many faces (besides your own in the mirror) have you laid eyes on in the past year? It’s time to look again, and so we’re pleased to present Face Forward, opening Feb. 1. It is an opportunity to focus on the diversity of portraiture and figurative works we have in our collection, as well as feature new acquisitions that you have not seen on campus before. Explore the works in the exhibition, Face Forward

  • Explore the Virtual GCMoA

  • Photograph by Aida Muluneh

    The Fall 2020 Exhibition

    Let Yourself Continue

    2020 marked 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

  • Abstract print with floating circular forms floating on a nebulous red and orange background

    Let Yourself Continue

    “Untitled,” a print by Emmi Whitehorse

    GCMoA Intern Molly Skouson ’21 talks about an etching by Emmi Whitehorse.

  • Print in brown ink showing trees in a landscape

    Let Yourself Continue

    “Landschaft unter Baumen” by Paula Modersohn-Becker

    In this video, Zoey Nahmmacher-Baum ’24 and Krista Spies ’24 speak about Landschaft unter Baumen by Paula Modersohn-Becker.


  • Print by Carrie Moyer

    Let Yourself Continue

    Carrie Moyer’s “Untitled”

    In this video Ellé Albrecht ’24 and Emma DiGiacomo ’24 discuss Carrie Moyer’s print, Untitled.

  • Painting by Sonja Sekula

    Let Yourself Continue

    Sonja Sekula’s “Untitled”

    Sunny North ’23 and Dante Smith ’22 explore Sonja Sekula’s drawing, Untitled.

  • A half-length seated portrait of a black woman holding an infant

    Let Yourself Continue

    Liu Hung’s “Black Madonna”

    Matilda Carne ’24 and Grace Tsui ’21 speak about Liu Hung’s Black Madonna.

Recent Acquisition

  • 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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