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Welcome to the De Pree Art Center & Gallery, more commonly known as
De Pree. It may be your home away from home for 4 years. The Art Department moved into De Pree, a remodeled furniture factory, in 1982; so you're getting the advantages of a modern, well-equipped facility combined with the history of craftsmanship found in an older building.

The Department of Art and Art History is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Course offerings in the Department of Art and Art History are structured in form, content and sequence to provide a foundation in the fine arts for both the art student and the liberal arts student. The curriculum affords opportunities for study and creative work in the visual arts through studio practice and art history. The Department of Art and Art History faculty members are teaching, producing and research oriented artists and art historians. The department offers assistantships to qualified upper level students. Students majoring in art at Hope College participate in a wide variety of activities:

• Apprenticeships Overseas, or in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia
• Contacts with visiting artists and lecturers of national importance
• Field trips to museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art.
• Exhibition experience in the De Pree Gallery
• Entrance in local juried competitions
• Varied contacts with other college art departments
• Graduates of this department have gone into the following areas:
• Graduate work in studio and art history
• Practicing fine artists, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and photographers
• Teaching on the college, secondary, and elementary levels
• Graphic design in industry
• Furniture design in industry
• Art gallery management
• Museum work
• Publishing industry