Past Present East West
Highlights from the Permanent Collection
September 9, 2015–May 14, 2016
Past Present East West was the inaugural exhibition at the Kruizenga Art Museum and showcased approximately 70 works of art from the museum's founding collection. The exhibition was divided between the museum's two galleries, with artworks from Europe and the Americas displayed in one gallery, and artworks from Asia displayed in the other. The objects in the exhibition were selected to demonstrate the breadth and educational value of the collection. Most of the artworks were acquired by Hope College since 2010 and had never before been publicly exhibited.
Some of the artworks in the galleries were replaced by new selections in January 2016. Past Present East West was organized by the museum’s founding director Charles Mason with assistance from Hope students Kristin Underhill ’15 and Vicky Fang ’17.