/ Kruizenga Art Museum


Currently on display 

a New art for a new china

August 26–December 16, 2023

This exhibition features 49 Chinese prints dating from the late 1930s to the early 2020s. The collection is extraordinary in its quality and scope, and it ranks among the largest collections of modern Chinese prints to be found outside of China. Most of the prints in the exhibition were donated to the Kruizenga Art Museum by Dr. David Ihrman.

Image:The Dream of the Butterfly. Shao Mingjiang (Chinese, b. 1956), 1993. Woodcut. 2021.2.1100

Yellow and blue butterfly encompased by an abstract pink flower

upcoming exhibitions

Parallels: A Big read Exhibition

November 7–December 16, 2023

Parallels was organized to complement the 2023 Hope College NEA Big Read Lakeshore program. The 2023 Big Read book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The novel tells the stories of two related Black families, one in Africa and one in America, from the time of the slave trade to the present day. Inspired by the structure of the book, Parallels juxtaposes six pairs of artworks by African and African American artists that reflect some important recurring themes from the text, including cultural pride, creativity, courage and resilience.

Image:Portrait of Leopold Sédar Senghor. Lois Mailou Jones (American, 1905 – 1998), 1996. Screen print. Hope College Collection, Purchased with funds donated by Judith Kingma Hazelton ‘56, 2019.81.3

Print of eopold Sédar Senghor, a Senegalese politician, poet and cultural theorist in warm, yellow tones.


The Kruizenga Art Museum galleries are typically installed with a mix of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays. These exhibitions and displays are planned to complement course offerings in the college’s academic curriculum and usually change, partially or completely, at the beginning of each semester.

The museum’s exhibitions are further augmented by lectures, artist demonstrations, film series, musical concerts, dance and theater performances and other relevant educational programs. An endowment gift from Holland residents Dave and Jane Armstrong provides funding for at least one exhibition-related lecture every year, while other programs are made possible through annual gifts and campus partnerships.