Installation view of works from the Museum collection

Grinnell College Museum of Art

GCMoA is free and open to all.

Regular Hours

Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Thursday evenings open until 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Closed Monday

The museum will be closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 1.

Currently on View

  • Portrait of curator Nimco Kulmiye Hussein seated at a table writing a letter, staring directly at the viewer, with books, a cup of coffee, and other objects arranged on the table she is seated at.

    Sept. 15–Dec. 10, 2023

    Stephen Appleby-Barr: Correspondence

    This will be the first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of London-based Canadian artist Stephen Appleby-Barr, whose drawing, painting, and printmaking bring together influences from the history of art and literature, his European travels, and the community of friends who gather around his London studio. This exhibition will provide context for the portrait, Nimco, the Dissertation, which was acquired for the Museum of Art collection in 2022.

  • A black and white image of a figure dressed in a Napoleonic had and black overcoat facing the viewer.

    Sept. 15, 2023 – Jan. 14, 2024

    Old Friends and Psychopomps

    The defining quality of a psychopomp is that it bears the responsibility of guiding souls through a transition of life, often into death. Throughout many religions and spiritualities, they have been our conductors on journeys to worlds unknown. Inspired by the works and words of artist Stephen Appleby-Barr, this exhibition of prints from GCMoA’s collection presents various representations of these mystical, whimsical, and occasionally grim figures, introducing viewers to companions that, while otherworldly, can cast immense reflections of the world we know. Curated by Melena Johnson ’23, and made possible by support from the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

Opening January 25, 2024

  • A circular collage with two cupped hands and a pair of floating eyes in the center, surrounded and surmounted by butterflies.

    Jan. 25 – Mar. 31, 2024

    William Villalongo: Myths and Migrations

    Over the past 20 years, William Villalongo has expressed in his work the absurdity, beauty, and vulnerability of black presence against the backdrop of race. The works become portals or navigational devices for thinking about the mystery within human experience through the poetics of history, myth, and satire. This exhibition will present more than fifty paintings, collages, and signature velour paper cut-outs by Villalongo, who was a 2021 recipient of the Rome Prize in the visual arts, awarded by the American Academy in Rome.

    Visit the Exhibition's webpage

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Campus Sculpture Tour

  • Prints by Valerie Hammond

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison

    If you can't join us for yoga in the museum on Tuesdays with Joy Jones (see our Events page for dates and times) you can experience our virtual yoga with instructor Jackie Hutchinson. Jackie narrates regenerative yoga sessions featuring images of works from the Grinnell College Museum of Art Collection.

    Experience Yoga@GCMoA

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

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