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.

  • Art and Art History

    Study one of earth’s oldest disciplines in our nationally accredited art department. Courses are offered in two- and three-dimensional art and art history.

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  • Dance

    Engage in the performance and academic study of dance while developing artistically, intellectually, physically and spiritually.

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  • Theatre

    The Hope College Department of Theatre develops theatrical artists of recognized excellence on- and off-stage in a nationally accredited academic program.

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Holland Area Arts Links

 

Upcoming

  1. Kruizenga Art Museum presents After the Rupture

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    After the Rupture: New Directions in Mexican Art 1960s-1980s

    Kruizenga Art Museum presents After the Rupture
    Date
    Location
    Kruizenga Art Museum
    Kruizenga Art Museum presents After the Rupture 10:00 am - Kruizenga Art Museum
  2. Cary Grant - The Bishop's Wife - ONO Series

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    Cary Grant - The Bishop's Wife - ONO Series
    Date
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    Cary Grant - The Bishop's Wife - ONO Series 7:30 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  3. Yoga at the KAM

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    Whether it's because of finals week or prepping for the holidays, we've got a way to handle your stress.

    Yoga at the KAM
    Date
    Cost
    Free!
    Location
    Kruizenga Art Museum
    Yoga at the KAM 7:00 pm - Kruizenga Art Museum
  4. Avanti Guitar Trio

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    Avanti Guitar Trio
    Date
    Location
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Avanti Guitar Trio 5:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Jack Miller Green Room 154
  5. Faculty Recital

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    Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time and Babel - Brad Richmond and Brian Coyle

    Faculty Recital
    Date
    Location
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Faculty Recital 6:00 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center