The Faulconer Gallery is now the Grinnell College Museum of Art.
Twenty years ago, the opening of the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts generated a dramatic expansion of the presence of art on campus and in the community of Grinnell.
The new facility and the College’s commitment to promoting the arts and enhancing the quality of life produced major exhibitions of national and international art and artists. The gallery also provided space for intensified building of the art collection and for increased outreach initiatives. These developments made the art collection and the Faulconer Gallery valuable assets for research, teaching, and engagement in Iowa and the region.
The museum also encompasses the Print and Drawing Study Room in Burling Library, 1111 Sixth Ave., Grinnell. The print room was opened in 1983 and houses the College’s collection of works on paper, which includes pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Pablo Picasso.
Faculty and students use the space to study original works of art from the collection in their teaching and learning. The print room has been part of Faulconer Gallery since 1999 and the museum name will signal the connection.
The museum, housed in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, at Sixth Avenue and Park Street in Grinnell, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except on major holidays such as July 4.