At the Grinnell College Museum of Art

For Campus and Community: The Collection of the Grinnell College Museum of Art

Aug. 23–Dec. 14, 2019

Three pieces from For Campus and Community installed in the corner of the galleryFor more than a century, Grinnell College has been building an art collection, which now includes more than 5,000 objects from antiquity to the present day. In 1999, the opening of Faulconer Gallery at the College facilitated a dramatic expansion of the presence of art on campus, not only in the form of exhibitions of national and international art and artists, but also in an intensified building of the art collection.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary and in keeping with the myriad innovative ways that its collections, exhibitions, and outreach programs have grown beyond a single exhibition space at the heart of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Faulconer Gallery has rededicated itself the Grinnell College Museum of Art. This inaugural exhibition rightly gives pride of place to an extraordinarily diverse and ever-growing collection of works of art spanning both the centuries and the globe, a rich resource for inquiry and inspiration, as well as pure visual delight.

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