Installation view of works from the Museum collection

Grinnell College Museum of Art

GCMoA is free and open to all.

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, noon–5 p.m.

Currently on View

  • Frontal portrait of two siblings, one standing and one seated, against a wall of brightly colored graffiti like symbols.

    May 22 – Aug. 26, 2023

    Sustaining Vision: Recent Acquisitions for the Museum of Art Collection

    Grinnell College's art collection has been growing since the institution's early days, when an education grounded in the humanities was considered essential to an individual’s soundness of mind and being and also to the health, vibrance, and sustainability of society as a whole. Primary-source experience of works of art is still a vital and distinguishing feature of a Grinnell College education and continues to form the core mission of the Grinnell College Museum of Art.

    The art collection continues to grow every year with purchases from endowed funds as well as substantial gifts from alumni and friends of the College. This summer we are proud to present works of art acquired for the collection since 2021.

    Image: Oscar yi Hou. The siblings in my studio, aka: Gemini, Sagittarian, 2021. Oil on canvas, 54 3/8 x 35 5/8 in. (138.11 x 90.49 cm). Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund (2021.049).

Coming Fall 2023

  • 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. 9, 2023

    Correspondence: Stephen Appleby-Barr

    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.

Coming Spring 2024

  • A profile silhouette of George Washington filled by an idyllic scene of nude women of color in a watering hole, with the sun overhead in the shape of the head of the statue of Liberty.

    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.

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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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