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Past Exhibitions

Previously on display

LIVING TRADITION: CONTEMPORARY ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIAN ART FROM THE SOBANIA COLLECTION

September 21–December 15, 2018

"Living Tradition" explored the beliefs and practices of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as they are reflected in contemporary paintings, icons, liturgical objects and other works of art. The 67 artworks in the exhibition were collected and donated to the Kruizenga Art Museum by Dr. Neal Sobania, a Hope alumnus from the Class of 1968 who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia and later went on to make Eastern Africa the focus of his academic career.

Jesus and His Apostles Went Up the Mountain (detail) by Qes Adamu Tesfaw

IN MEMORY: THE ART OF BILLY MAYER

May 29–September 8, 2018

"In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer" offered a commemorative look at Mayer's art.

Greatest Battle by Billy Mayer

CULTURE, COMMERCE AND CRITICISM: 500 YEARS OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PRINTS

January 12–May 19, 2018

"Culture, Commerce and Criticism" explored how artists in Western culture have used prints over the past five centuries as vehicles to transmit knowledge, generate income and critique current events.

"Samson and the Lion," Albrecht Durer

FROM BEYOND THE STARS: INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION IN MEIJI JAPANESE ART

August 29–December 16, 2017

"From Beyond the Stars: Innovation and Inspiration in Meiji Japanese Art," explored some of the major new developments that occurred in Japanese art during the Meiji period (1868-1912), and revealed how art contributed to the larger political, social and economic changes that transformed Japan into a modern world power at that time.

From Beyond the Stars

ACCESS POINTS: RECENT ACQUISTIONS OF A TEACHING MUSEUM

May 30–August 12, 2017

“Access Points” presented a diverse selection of artwork that had been recently acquired by the Kruizenga Art Museum. The exhibition included artworks from Asia, Africa, Europe, and America that were either generously donated or strategically purchased since 2014. 

"Cloud Garden" by Wang Juojun

GOSPEL STORIES: OTTO DIX AND SADAO WATANABE

January 10–May 20, 2017

"Gospel Stories" showcased 47 pieces of work from two important 20th century artists — Otto Dix and Sadao Watanabe — who were inspired to engage deeply with the Christian faith as a result of their experiences during World War II and its aftermath.

"The Last Supper" Otto Dix

AFTER THE RUPUTURE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN MEXICAN ART 1960s1980s

August 30–December 17, 2016

"After the Rupture" featured a selection of 32 paintings, prints and drawings by 15 artists associated with the Rupture Generation; a group of Mexican artits who broke away from the Muralist School and explored a wider range of styles and subject between the 1960s and 1980s. 

I'm Not a Geisha

PAST PRESENT EAST WEST: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

September 9, 2015–May 14, 2016

"Past Present East West" showcased approximately 70 works of art from the founding collection and was evenly split between art from Europe and the Americas and art from Asia.

I'm Not a Geisha