Tilly Woodward helps children with tie-dye.

Events and Programs

The Grinnell College Museum of Art is now open to campus and community by appointment.

Scroll down for instructions for College and non-College visitors.

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Faculty, staff, and students (those living on campus and those approved to live off campus) wishing to visit the museum must make their own reservation on the 25Live website (opens in new window). Follow the instructions at this link for how to fill in each field on the form. If you have problems with 25Live, contact York Plagge.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Visitors who need to schedule a visit on Mondays or mornings, please contact Lesley Wright. Also contact Lesley Wright if you want to come with a group.

When you visit, be sure to enter the north doors of the Bucksbaum Arts Center, on the side facing central campus. A museum guard will let you in at the time of your appointment.

Visitors must wear both a mask and a face shield.

General Public

Beginning Thursday March 18, we will be open by appointment to the general public on Thursdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Please note that students may not schedule visits on Thursdays and Sundays. Faculty and staff who wish to visit with non-employee family members should schedule visits during these days.

  • Visitors must have an appointment, scheduled no later than the day before. Call 641-269-4660 to make an appointment, or send an email to Lesley Wright. You will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to enter the museum.

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask.

We appreciate your patience as we all work as a community to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, see Coronavirus COVID-19 Response.

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.

Facebook    Instagram     Twitter    YouTube    TikTok

GCMoA Happy Half Hour with Jocelyn Krueger

Monday, April 12, 5:15 p.m.

Missing art? Grab your favorite beverage and join GCMoA Collections Manager and Registrar Jocelyn Krueger for a virtual Happy Half Hour. Jocelyn will share her thoughts on key works from our collection by artists Elizabeth Catlett, Leonor Fini, and Francisco de Goya, and give insight to her role at the museum.

Join via Jocelyn Krueger's Webex link

Meeting number (access code): 120 102 6503
Passcode: GCMoA

This event will include otter captioning. If you require an additional accommodation in order to attend or fully participate in this event, a request for accommodation should be made by April 7 by emailing Tilly Woodward.

GCMoA Happy Hour with Petrouchka Moïse: Haitian Arts Digital Crossroads Project

Friday, May 14, 5:15 p.m.

Celebrate the end of the week with the Grinnell College Museum of Art! Grab your favorite liquid refreshment and tune in for a presentation and conversation with Dr. Petrouchka Moïse, the CLIR/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Haitian Visual Arts. She works jointly with the Grinnell College Library and the Waterloo Center for the Arts, and plays a central role in coordinating the Haitian Art Digital Crossroads Project (HADC). HADC aims to make the Haitian art collection of the Waterloo Center for the Arts, the largest publicly held collection of Haitian art in the world, digitally accessible through a network of online resources. Come and learn as Dr. Moïse shares the experiences that lead her to design the concept of “Going Beyond Provenance” as she collaborates with cultural and academic institutes within Haiti and the Diaspora to build awareness of this collection and revolutionize access and equity.

Join via this Haitian Arts WebEx link

Meeting Number 120 534 9756
Passcode GCMoA

This event will include otter captioning. If you require an additional accommodation in order to attend or fully participate in this event, a request for accommodation should be made by May 11 by emailing Tilly Woodward

Virtual Drop-In for Kids! Art/Stories/Yoga/Dance Party/ALL: Art & Literature Laboratory

As our community responds to the fluid needs of families during the pandemic, many people are balancing child care and working remotely from home. Grinnell College Museum of Art and Drake Community Library want to help! Check out our Zoom programs for children: Fun with Art, Storytime, Dance Party, Yoga, and Homework Hangout. Find the Zoom links

Our staff and volunteers will connect with your kids for 30 minutes to read a story, look at art, make art, dance, or do yoga. Questions? Contact Tilly Woodward

Mondays, Jan. 4–May 17 at 10:30 a.m. GCMoA Fun with Art. Hosted by Tilly Woodward and Grinnell College student volunteers. Kids can drop-in for 30 minutes to listen to a book and learn about art by looking, thinking, talking, making, or writing. Join the “Fun with Art” Zoom

Tuesdays (1st and 3rd week), Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20, and May 4 & 18 at 10:30 a.m. Yoga for Kids & Caregivers with Drake Library. Hosted by Grace Diehm. Join the “Yoga for Kids” Zoom

Tuesdays (2nd and 4th week), Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27, and May 11 & 25 at 10:30 a.m. Dance Party for Kids & Caregivers with Drake Library. Hosted by community celebrities. Join the “Dance Party” Zoom

Wednesdays, April 7 – May 26 at 3:30-5 p.m. ALL: Art & Literature Laboratory. ALL is a virtual program for area high school students interested in art and literature. Drop in, look at art from GCMoA’s collection and exhibitions, and listen to and discuss a poem related to the artwork. Share your own artwork and writing with the group! Hosted by Drake Community Library and Grinnell College Museum of Art and led by AmeriCorps Vista Athena Frasca and Grinnell College student volunteers. Join via the ALL Zoom

Thursdays Jan. 7–May 20, at 10:30 a.m. Storytime with Drake Library. Hosted by Karen Neal and community celebrities. Join the “Storytime” Zoom

Fridays Jan. 8–May 21 at 3:30–5 p.m. Middle School Art Club: Virtual Edition. Middle School Art Club GCMoA intern Kate Kwasneski ’21 and Grinnell College student volunteers will lead a virtual art club for Middle School Students. Middle schoolers can drop in to look at art, talk about art, make art and write. Join the “Art Club” Zoom

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