Lesley Wright is founding director of the Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, where she has curated exhibitions featuring art from Brazil, Portugal, China and the American Midwest. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College, and an MA and PhD in American Art History from Stanford University.

To Serve the Common Good: The Grinnell College Art Collection

Installation view: “Crossing the Line: Selections from the Grinnell College Art Collection,” Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 2017.

Grinnell College, a highly ranked private institution in central Iowa, was founded by abolitionists in 1846. This foundation in civil rights continues to inform its mission: the college aims to prepare its students to “serve the common good” and work toward social justice. Read More