/ Kruizenga Art Museum


Currently on display 

Color, Texture, Form

Modern European and American Art from the Brummel Collection
May 28–August 28, 2021

Color, Texture, Form features a selection of 62 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures drawn from the collection of Hope College Class of 1957 alumnus Mike Brummel. Most of the pieces were created by artists active in the cities of New York and Paris during the middle decades of the 20th century. The display includes both representational and abstract artwork and features a special selection of works by the French artist Françoise Gilot.

Image: Bird and Blue Flowers (L’oiseau et les fleurs bleues). Françoise Gilot (French, born 1921). Ca. early 1960s. Oil on canvas. Loan from the M.L. Brummel Collection

"Bird and Blue Flowers" by Françoise Gilot

Native American Art

Recent Acquisitions from the Kruizenga Museum Collection
September 10–December 11, 2021

Native American Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Kruizenga Museum Collection is a focus exhibition organized to complement and support the 2021 NEA Big Read Lakeshore Program. The exhibition features ten Native American artworks by eight different artists. The artworks include paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures that range in date from 1984 to 2021.

Image: Corn Maiden #26. Jason Garcia (American, b. 1973). 2021. Screenprint. Hope College Collection, 2021.16

"Corn Maiden #26" by Jason Garcia


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.