Overhead view of two children painting flowers

Events and Programs

  • Overhead view of a child painting a flower

    Upcoming Programs

    Grinnell College Museum of Art has a full array of programs year round to enrich the experience of art-viewing and art-making for both campus and community. All events are in the Museum of Art or adjacent spaces unless otherwise noted.

Masks are not required.

Masks are recommended for: 

  • People who have a known exposure to a COVID-positive individual 
  • People who are high risk.
  • Visitors to campus from areas/regions of high transmission

Anyone is welcome to wear a mask. The museum can provide you with one. 

Yoga in the Museum with Joy Jones

Tuesdays, June 28–Sept. 13, 12:15-12:50 p.m.

Enjoy a free 30-minute yoga practice on Thursdays. Open to all levels, mats provided. Masks required. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.

Jewel Box Ribbons Docent Tours

Saturdays, July 2–Aug. 27, 2-4 p.m.

Learn about the quilts from Jewel Box Quilt Guild members.

Jewel Box Ribbons Celebration Day

July 9, Noon–5 p.m.

Docent tours, self-guided activities, and a scavenger hunt. Raffle tickets for the quilt will be available for purchase. Award winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

Jewel Box Ribbons Closing Ceremony

Aug. 27, 1 p.m.

Announcement of raffle quilt winner and Viewer’s Choice Award. Small treasures for sale.

Summer 2022 Activity Bags

Fridays, June 17–July 29

Available at Grinnell College Museum of Art (GCMoA) and Drake Library (DCL). Each bag contains art supplies, examples of artwork from GCMoA’s exhibitions and collection, and an activity guide. First-come first-served.

Storytime Art in the Park

Summer 2022

Supported by Grinnell Education Partnership, AmeriCorps, Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact, Grinnell College Mini-Grant program, and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Enjoy time outdoors and multiple activities led by DCL and GCMoA staff. Listen to great books, look at great art, and make great art of your own!

Grinnell College Museum of Art and Drake Library are offering free hands-on art and literacy activities for kids and families in area parks. Every session will offer drawing, 2- and 3-D collage projects, beading, truck glittering, painting, bookmaking, type-a-thon, and reading activities. A special project including ceramics, printmaking, marbling, sewing, wood cutouts, tie-dye, or other activities will be offered at each session. No registration is necessary. Supported by Grinnell Education Partnership and AmeriCorps.

Lunch will be served by the Iowa Kitchen at noon on Wednesdays. Forty (40) meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Mid Iowa Community Action (MICA) food bank will also have food items to take home.

  • June 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Summer Kick-Off at Drake Community Library, 930 Park St.
  • June 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Arbor Lake Shelter House, 123 Pearl St.
  • June 9, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • June 11, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St. (Prairie Burn Event)
  • June 15, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side, 1108 Park St.
  • June 16, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • June 22, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Grinnell Mobile Home Park, 1510 1St Ave.
  • June 23, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • June 29, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side, 1108 Park St.
  • June 30, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • July 6, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Merrill Park West Shelter, 801 11th Ave.
  • July 7, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • July 13, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side, 1108 Park St.
  • July 14, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • July 15, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Poweshiek County Fair, 425 East St. South
  • July 20, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Ahren’s Park #1, 1436 Penrose St.
  • July 21, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.
  • July 27, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side, 1108 Park St.
  • July 28, 3–5:45 p.m., Central Park Shelter House, 811 Park St.

In case of threatening weather, Storytime Art in the Park will be canceled. Cancelations will be announced on KGRN 1410 AM and on GCMoA’s Facebook page prior to the start of the session. You may also text GCMoA at 641-780-5215 or call DCL at 641-236-2661.

Grinnell College does not assume responsibility for the care and safety of children who attend these events. The College makes these programs open to the public with the understanding that for children who attend, a parent, legal guardian, or other designated caregiver remains responsible for their care and protection.

For more information on DCL/GCMoA outreach programs, please contact Tilly Woodward, 641-269-4663, or Karen Neal, 641-236-2661.

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