Works of art recently added to the collection through gifts from alumni and friends and purchases made possible by the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund, Clinton A. Rehling `39 Purchase Fund for Art before 1900, Jacque Z. Baruch Memorial Purchase Fund, Christopher McKee Purchase Fund, Rosborough Fund and the Bea `39 and Joe `41 Wall Art Endowment.
The Brenda Horrigan `88 and Eric Johnson `88 Collection of Soviet Graphic Art is on long-term loan to the Grinnell College Art Collection. The five hundred lithographs, linocuts, serigraphs and etchings in the collection were made between 1966 and 1976 by members of the Union of Soviet Artists. The prints were found in an abandoned elementary school, and through the efforts of Professor John Mohan, placed in the keeping of Grinnell College.
This collection contains the work made by students in Grinnell’s Studio Art Department. Student work involves a broad range of media from studio courses, which includes: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, print media, digital media, and installation. It also features images from student exhibitions at the Smith Gallery, and the annual Bachelor of Arts Exhibition at the Faulconer Gallery.