Artwork by graduating senior Studio Art majors from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 at Hope College will be featured in exhibitions in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery and the Kruizenga Art Museum this spring.

The exhibitions will begin in subsequent weeks on April 16 and 23 and conclude on May 16 and May 22, respectively.  In accordance with local, state, and federal recommendations and out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be limited availability for those who are not members of the campus community.

The college’s Senior Art Show in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center has been an annual spring-semester feature for decades.  The exhibition highlights the efforts of the students across their years as undergraduates and celebrates their artistic accomplishments.

Last year’s exhibition was preempted when the college transitioned to remote learning in March 2020 because of the pandemic.  To provide that year’s graduates with the recognition they missed, the Kruizenga Art Museum will be featuring their work while the De Pree exhibition will be showcasing this year’s graduating class.

Work by nine members of the Class of ’21 will be exhibited in “Art Show” the De Pree Art Center and Gallery from Friday, April 16, through Sunday, May 16.  In-person attendance at the gallery will be limited to members of the campus community with a Hope ID and via scheduled tours to immediate family members of the participating artists.  There will be no availability for the general public, but the works will be available for viewing online. The gallery will be open to the campus community Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the online exhibition will be available continuously.

Presentations by the graduating seniors will also be featured via Zoom on Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  The event may be accessed on zoom

Work by eight members of the Class of ’20 will be exhibited in “Postponed: Love that for Her” in the Kruizenga Art Museum from Friday, April 23, through Saturday, May 22.  The Kruizenga Art Museum is also operating with limited availability during the pandemic although it includes hours for the public.  The museum is open to current Hope ID holders on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The visiting hours for the public are on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to the forthcoming graduating-senior show, the Kruizenga Art Museum is featuring the ongoing exhibition “Drawing with Light: Mezzotint Prints from the Rossof Collection” through Saturday, June 26.

The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at 275 Columbia Ave. and the Kruizenga Art Museum is located at 271 Columbia Ave.  The buildings are next to each other between 10th and 13th streets.

Because of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to both venues are required to observe protocols including wearing masks and physical distancing.