/ Kruizenga Art Museum

Exhibitions

Currently on display 

No Planet B

September 2–December 10, 2022

No Planet B features 41 artworks that reflect critically on the many environmental problems that currently face our planet, from climate change and sea level rise to industrial pollution and biodiversity loss. The title of the exhibition comes from a catchphrase popularized by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said that there can be no plan B for solving the world’s environmental problems because there is no planet B. The exhibition was organized by the Kruizenga Art Museum.

Image: Cité Soleil 15. Antonio Bolfo (American, b. 1981). Archival inkjet print. 2013. Hope College Collection, 2022.49

Cité Soleil 15 print by Antonio Bolfo

Chicanx Art

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
September 2–November 5, 2022

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, this exhibition features 11 artworks by Chicano and Chicana artists that reflect different aspects of Mexican American culture.

Image: Electric Hero: Cesar Chavez. Linda Vallejo (American, b. 1951), 2009. Acrylic on canvas. Hope College Collection, 2022.35

Electric Hero: Cesar Chavez painting by Linda Vallejo

Mythic

November 8–December 17, 2022

Organized to complement the Hope College NEA Lakeshore Big Read program, this small exhibition examines the enduring appeal of classical mythology in European and American art.

Image: Circe Cirensis. Fritz Eichenberg (American; Born Germany, 1901 – 1990). Wood engraving. 1966. Hope College Collection, 2022.56

Circe Cirensis wood engraving by Fritz Eichenberg

ABOUT OUR EXHIBITIONS

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.