/ Kruizenga Art Museum


Currently on display 

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye: Master Yoruba Woodcarver

May 16–August 5, 2023

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye (1925–2009) ranks among the greatest Yoruba woodcarvers of
the 20th century. This collection follows Fakeye's journey to master status and examines  the step by step process of traditional Yoruba woodcarving.

Image: Lamidi Fakeye Posed with Carvings. David Curl (American, b. 1932), 1987. Chromogenic print. Gift of Bruce Haight, 2018.3.206

Lamidi Fakeye with his woodcarvings

76th Annual Michigan Water Color Exhibition

June 3–August 5, 2023

The Kruizenga Art Musuem is honored to host the 2023 MWCS annual juried exhibition. This
year, 100 artists submitted 183 works, and 60 were chosen for the exhibit. These paintings reflect each artist’s unique technique in controlling the watercolor medium.

Image: Follow the Moment. Nobuko Yamasaki. Watercolor. 

 Watercolor painting by Nobuko Yamasaki


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.