Artistry worn will be highlighted at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum as it features the latest spring fashion alongside its ongoing exhibition of prints from its collection on Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, May 5.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a reception at the museum on Thursday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The public is invited to both the exhibition and the reception. Admission is free.
The third annual “Spring Collections Reveal” will feature fully styled mannequins attired in women’s clothing from four independent stores in Holland: Ditto Upscale Resale, Studio K, Seedlings Boutique and The Bridge. The mannequins will be dressed in the new spring clothing lines from the shops in response to pieces of art on display in the museum’s current exhibition, “Culture, Commerce and Criticism: 500 Years of European and American Prints from the Kruizenga Art Museum Collection.”
Labels will explain the placement of placement of each mannequin and its relationship to the artwork nearby, complementing the descriptions of the artwork displayed, and will also provide information about the host store.
The exhibition “Culture, Commerce and Criticism: 500 Years of European and American Prints from the Kruizenga Art Museum Collection” 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 50 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. It is continuing through Saturday, May 19.
The Kruizenga Art Museum, which opened in September 2015, functions as an educational resource for Hope College and the greater West Michigan community. The museum features two public galleries as well as a classroom and climate-controlled storage space for the 4,500-object permanent collection. It is named in honor of a leadership gift from Dr. Richard and the late Margaret Kruizenga, each of whom graduated from Hope in 1952.
Additional information about the museum and its programs is available online.
The Kruizenga Art Museum is located at 271 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.