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Exhibition: Fragmentary Visions: Grinnell's Kelekian Collection

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: 1108 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112
Starts: Friday, February 3, 2023
Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Categories: Arts & Culture

Location Description:

Grinnell College Museum of Art

Event Description:

Nanette Rodney Kelekian, granddaughter of famed dealer Dikran Kelekian, began gifting portions of her grandfather’s collection to Grinnell College in 1984. Since then, individual pieces have been included in exhibitions, but Fragmentary Visions is the most comprehensive display of Grinnell’s extensive Kelekian collection. The ceramics, manuscripts, and textiles on display are some of the oldest objects in the museum’s permanent collection, hailing from the Eastern Mediterranean, West Asia, and the greater Islamic world.  This exhibition showcases fragments and everyday objects alongside art made for the elite, allowing the viewer to experience the spectrum of art collected by many museums, but rarely shown together.  Fragmentary Visions is curated by Exhibition Seminar students Marina Busby ‘24, Verda Karaoglu ‘25, David Gales ‘23, and Melena Johnson ‘23, taught by Professor Eiren Shea of the Art History Department. 


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Museum of Art open hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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