Events and Programs

Spring 2020 Events

All events are in the Grinnell College Museum of Art unless otherwise noted and are always free and open to the public.

Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison

Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15–12:50 p.m.,

Jan. 24–March 12 and March 30–May 14

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

20 Minutes @ 11 with Makeba Lavan

Jan. 29, 11 a.m.

Makeba Lavan, assistant professor of English, will speak about Damon Davis’ prints within the context of Afrofuturism.

Damon Davis: Gallery Tour and Reception

Jan. 30, 4 p.m.

Damon Davis will give a tour of his exhibition, and discuss the works created during his residency at Grinnell College Museum of Art in September 2019. Reception to follow.

20 Minutes @ 11 with Andrew Kaufman

Feb. 5, 11 a.m.

Andrew Kaufman, associate professor of studio art, will discuss the works of Julie Mehretu.

Community Day!

Feb. 15, 1:30–3 p.m.

See art! Make art! Enjoy our exhibitions by Damon Davis and Julie Mehretu and explore an extravaganza of hands-on art projects. And refreshments, of course!

Bridging the North-South Divide: Art, Culture, and Political Activism in the United States and Brazil

Feb. 19, 4 p.m.

Burling Lounge

This panel interrogates the political and cultural strategies for intervening in contemporary politics, and contemplates how networks of scholars and activists which bridge the Global North-Global South divide can develop more horizontal and egalitarian relations. In particular, the panelists will focus on how such relations can develop between favela communities in Rio de Janeiro and academics in the United States. Organized by Nicholas Barnes, visiting assistant professor of political science.

Panel: Notions of Territory and the Built Environment

Feb. 27, 4 p.m.

Julie Mehretu’s works are complex visual conversations that explore the metaphoric and tectonic through maps, public architectural sites and plans, sports diagrams, abstract and figurative structures. An interdisciplinary panel will use her work as a starting point to develop ideas about territory and structures, considering mapping, colonialism, migrations, poetic form and other topics. Speakers include professors Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou (gender, women and sexuality studies), Hai-Dang Phan (English), and Fredo Rivera (art history).

Gallery Tour: Cole Rogers: Collaborating with Julie Mehretu

March 5, 7 p.m.

Cole Rogers, artistic director and master printer, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu. Rogers will discuss the collaborative relationship between artist and printer in contemporary print workshops as well as the techniques, history, and unique aspects of individual works in the exhibition.  

Piano Recital: Royce Wolf

March 10, 11 a.m.

Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics, will present a solo piano recital featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, and Frederic Rzewski.

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