posted June 6, 2003

Bruce McCombs to Have Exhibit at Holland Museum

Watercolor paintings by Hope College faculty member Bruce McCombs of six West Michigan houses that have become museums will be featured at the Holland Museum from Saturday, June 14, through Sunday, Aug. 24.

The exhibition features approximately 40 works. The sites featured are: the Hackley and Hume houses in Muskegon, both completed in 1889; the Isaac Cappon home in Holland, built in 1874; the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1909; the Settlers House in Holland, built in 1867; and the Voigt House in Grand Rapids, built in 1895.

A professor of art, McCombs has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1969. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and in 12 countries around the world. His work is found in the most important art collections in the country, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Holland Museum is located at 31 W. 10th Street, on the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue north of Centennial Park. Admission is $3 for general admission, and $7 for families (two adults and children).

The museum is open daily year-round except for Tuesdays and major holidays. Its hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the museum at (616) 392-9084.