View of the back wall of the Museum showing 7 portraits from the art collection.

Grinnell College Museum of Art

Grinnell College Museum of Art is closed for installation. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Image of the Coretta Scott King Award

    June 25 – Aug. 15, 2021

    Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

    Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards features original artwork from 101 award/honor winning titles by 34 African-American authors and illustrators. Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) for books about the African American experience, Coretta Scott King Book Awards celebrate African-American life and culture. The awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honor his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. Among the artists featured with multiple titles are Jerry Pinkney, John Steptoe, Ashley Bryan, Faith Ringgold, Leo and Diane Dillon, and R. Gregory Christie. This exhibit was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

    Explore the Our Voice virtual exhibition

  • Figure seated in a garden with sunflowers blooming behind him

    September 7 – December 12, 2021


    This exhibition presents eight artists — Louis Fratino, Jordan King, 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, equality within differences, with a focus on the body as expressive terrain. The artists represent distinct voices across a spectrum of media, reflecting diversity in identity expression where it intersects with contemporary political, social and economic issues, always relevant but particularly charged at this moment.

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

    Explore an advance preview of Queer/Dialogue

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Recent Acquisition

  • Print by Jacob Lawrence of Toussaint L'Ouverture

    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

  • 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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