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Currently on display 

Portrait Stories

Every portrait tells a story. What’s yours?
January 13–May 13, 2022

Portrait Stories was curated by five Hope College students working under the supervision of Kruizenga Art Museum Director Charles Mason. The exhibition features 49 artworks representing a broad range of cultures, time periods and media. It includes portraits by famous historical artists like Rembrandt van Rijn, James Tissot, Kathe Kollwitz and Salvador Dali as well as works by contemporary artists like Rashid Johnson, John Valadez and Zachary Drucker. The artworks in the exhibition were selected by the students to explore different aspects of portraiture and to show how the genre has evolved over time.

Image: Tattoo Series No. 5. Qiu Zhijie (Chinese, b. 1969), 2000. Dye coupler print. Hope College Collection, 2015.64

Portrait Stories Exhibition

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Women of Color United Focus Exhibition

January 13–May 13, 2023

This focus exhibition was compleated in partnership with Hope College’s multicultural student organization Women of Color United (WOCU). The 11 objects in this exhibition are works of and by women of color and were hand selected and interpreted by members of WOCU.

Image: Womanhood. Arayela Lesy (Nigerian), 1999. Pen and ink on paper. Gift of Bruce Haight, 2018.3.54

Womeof color united focus exhibition

Photovoice: Telling our stories

February 3–May 13, 2023

This exhibition offers a window into the lived experiences of seven LGBTQIA students at
Hope College. The students photographs portray images of SAFETY, IDENTITY, BELONGING and PRIDE, as evident in their daily lives.

Image: Identity. Andromeda. Photograph. 2022. 

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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.