Children interacting with art in the Museum

Educational Resources

Learning with art beyond the Museum.

Grinnell College Museum of Art encourages you to connect with works of art in our exhibitions and collection by looking, thinking, talking, writing, and making.

Art helps us process what is most difficult in life as well as connect with beauty and celebrate joy, and is a great vehicle for interdisciplinary learning and the creative exploration of self and world.

Explore this page to find activity guides, projects, and videos created to help you connect more deeply with specific artworks. You’ll find information targeted for all ages, interests, and abilities.

Please visit often for new perspectives on our collection and access GCMoA’s social media for daily opportunities to connect with and interact with art.

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Grinnell College Museum of Art and Drake Community Library
Drop-In Sessions for Kids, Nov. 1 – Dec. 18

As our community adjusts and responds to the fluid needs of work and family during the pandemic, many people are struggling with how to safely balance child care and working remotely from home. Grinnell College Museum and Drake Community Library want to help! Check out our pilot program to provide children with virtual arts and literacy drop-in sessions. Our volunteers (Thank you, Grinnell College students!) will connect with your kids for 30 minutes to read a story, look at art, make art, or do yoga. Here’s the schedule: See the Drake Library Kids Program schedule. Questions? Contact Tilly Woodward at 641-780-5215.

  • Lizzy Hinman

    Sheltering with Art

    GCMoA Intern Lizzy Hinman ’20 Walks You Through it

    Grinnell College Museum of Art Intern Lizzy Hinman ’20 helps you think about Eye Chart III, a mezzotint by Lari Gibbons in new ways. She’ll help you think about this piece from the GCMoA collection as an inspiration for both storytelling and movement!

  • R. Gregory Christie and kids

    Our Voice

    R. Gregory Christie

    R. Gregory Christie is featured in the exhibition Our Voice. He won the Coretta Scott King award 6 times for his books The Palm of My Heart, Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore, and Freedom in Congo Square. In this video he will talk to you about bookbinding, and show you how to make a book of your own.

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