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.

The Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM), opened and dedicated in September 2015, provides exhibition space for the college’s extensive permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. It provides additional support for curation of the collections, as well as space and resources to view and study works from around the world, spanning centuries.

The museum was developed with an emphasis on engaging faculty and students from many academic disciplines in the study and interpretation of art. Its vision is to be an educational resource — not only for the college, but for all of West Michigan.

Current Exhibition

CULTURE, COMMERCE AND CRITICISM: 500 YEARS OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PRINTS FROM THE KRUIZENGA ART MUSEUM COLLECTION

January 12–May 19, 2018

Culture, Commerce and Criticism explores how artists in Western culture have used prints over the past five centuries as vehicles to transmit knowledge, generate income and critique current events. The exhibition features fifty works of art ranging in date from the early 1500s to the early 2000s and includes works by many notable artists, including Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Hogarth, Francisco Goya, James McNeil Whistler, Kathe Kollwitz, Salvador Dali, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Kruger and Kara Walker. The content and presentation of the exhibition was developed in collaboration with Professor Anne Heath and the students in her Art 361 seminar.

"Samson and the Lion," Albrecht Durer