Visitor's Guide - Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum


The Museum

Almira HouseThe historic Almira College House, constructed in 1855, serves as the museum facility for the Richard W. Bock Sculpture Collection. Steeped in 19th century tradition, the home was briefly used as a classroom building until Hogue Hall was constructed. In 1892, the institution was renamed Greenville College, and the house passed into private hands.

In 1962, the house was reacquired by the college and served as a residence for college students. Today the home has been reconstructed in keeping with the graciousness of the 19th century that provides a complementing environment for the display of the Bock Collection.

The Curator

In 2000, Dr. Sharon E. Grimes was appointed the curator/director of the Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum after serving as the assistant curator since 1996. Dr. Grimes is an art historian and an assistant professor of Art in the Art Department of Greenville College. She has a BA degree from Greenville College, where she majored in art history (ITEP), and a MA degree in art history and criticism from Webster University, and Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Grimes has helped with the loaning of several pieces from the collection that have traveled to noted museums for temporary exhibits, and has aided people doing research on Bock and related items.

Visit the Bock Museum

Mon—Friday by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 618.664.6724.


Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum


Dr. Sharon Grimes, Director of the Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum


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Greenville, Illinois 62246-1145
800.345.4440 / 618.664.7100
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