The Kruizenga Art Museum aims to educate, engage and inspire the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Hope College — as well as the broader communities of Holland and West Michigan.

Current Exhibition

LIVING TRADITION: CONTEMPORARY ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIAN ART FROM THE SOBANIA COLLECTION

September 21–December 15

Jesus and His Apostles Went Up the Mountain

Ethiopia is home to a vibrant Christian culture that dates back to the early 4th century CE. This exhibition explores the theological beliefs and liturgical practices of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as they are reflected in contemporary paintings, icons and other religious works of art. The sixty-plus works of art in the exhibition were collected and donated by Dr. Neal Sobania, a Hope alumnus from the class of 1968 who worked in Ethiopia for the Peace Corps and later went on to make Eastern Africa the focus of his academic life.

 

 

Download the Living Tradition catalog (PDF) 

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