Our arts programming provides the community with a robust selection of vibrant cultural experiences. At Hope College, award-winning student performances share the stage with nationally known writers, musicians, performers and artists.

Our calendar of events is full of stage and screen opportunities every week, and our community arts experiences are complemented by a thriving Arts and Humanities Division. 

Great Performance Series
Visiting artists and ensembles bring the best in music, dance and theater to the Hope campus several times each semester. Past performers include Emerson String Quartet, L.A. Theatre Works, Ballet X and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Read more information.
Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series
The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series provides diverse and rich literary experiences, with Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners performing alongside the nation’s finest new voices. Previous visiting writers include Robert Olen Butler, Billy Collins, Anthony Doerr, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye and Sharon Olds. Read more information
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
Every summer, the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) presents seven plays in three locations, performed by a mix of distinguished artists and young theater professionals. Learn more about HSRT
Knickerbocker Film Series
The Knickerbocker Film Series offers a year-round lineup of independent, documentary and classic films. View the full schedule.
Concert Series
The Hope College Concert Series hosts nationally known bands and artists—like Ingrid Michaelson and Ben Rector—each year. See upcoming concerts.

Academic Arts Programs

Hope’s academic departments provide instruction and experience in every major arts program. In fact, Hope College was the first private, liberal arts college to hold national accreditation in art, dance, music and theater. 

We encourage you to apply for a Distinguished Artist Award scholarship, which grants $2,500 in renewable, annual tuition to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theatre or creative writing.

Upcoming

  1. De Pree Art Gallery - Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

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    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will present the exhibition “Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal” from Friday, Aug. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31.

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  2. Usher in! Opening Convocation

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    Opening Convocation for the 2015-2016 academic year.  This is for all first year and returning music students.

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  3. Concert Series: The Tallest Man on Earth

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    The Hope College Concert Series will feature The Tallest Man on Earth at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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    $15 students, $30 faculty/staff, $35 community
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  4. Kruizenga Art Museum Dedication

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    The Kruizenga Art Museum features two galleries, one of 2,000 square feet and the other of 1,500 square feet, as well as a classroom for viewing of select pieces and state-of-the-art, climate-controlled storage space for the Permanent Collection.

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  5. Kruizenga Art Museum Opens with "Past Present East West"

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    The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College will open and celebrate its inaugural year with an exhibition of approximately 70 works of art from the college’s Permanent Collection, many never before publicly exhibited.

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