The Grinnell College Museum of Art is open to students, faculty, and staff by appointment.
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 pm. 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.
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.
A space for powerful and thought-provoking art experiences.
The Grinnell College Museum of Art presents exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists throughout the year in the Faulconer Gallery, a 7,420 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space at the heart of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Exhibitions in the Print and Drawing Study Room and Burling Gallery, located on the lower level of Burling Library, focus on objects in the Grinnell College Art Collection as well as objects directly related to Grinnell College classes during the spring and fall semesters. Click on the links below for exhibitions current, future, and past, as well as student-curated exhibitions resulting from Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) and the gallery's triennial Exhibition Seminar.
Feb. 2 – April 11, 2021
Fall 2020 Exhibitions
Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture
Sept. 15–Dec. 11, 2020
In 2020, the Grinnell College Museum of Art acquired 13 prints by Jacob Lawrence based on his painted series, completed in 1938, of scenes from the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. A leader of the Haitian Revolution, which resulted in the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804, L’Ouverture was one of the historical Black figures that Lawrence found lacking in the history books of his time. He completed 41 paintings in all, now in the collection of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. Of the 15 prints based on these paintings that Lawrence produced between 1980 and 1997, the College now has 13 of them, including the portrait of L’Ouverture himself. These prints, the first works by this pivotal American artist to enter our collection, are being shown in the Museum of Art for the first time.