The Kruizenga Art Museum aims to educate, engage and inspire the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Hope College — as well as the broader communities of Holland and West Michigan.

The new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM), opened and dedicated in September 2015, provides exhibition space for the college’s extensive permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. It provides additional support for curation of the collections, as well as space and resources to view and study works from around the world, spanning centuries.

The museum was developed with an emphasis on engaging faculty and students from many academic disciplines in the study and interpretation of art. Its vision is to be an educational resource — not only for the college, but for all of West Michigan.

Current Exhibition

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

August 30, 2016–December 17, 2016

After the Rupture will feature a selection of 32 paintings, prints and drawings by 15 artists associated with the Rupture Generation. 

Witchery-Leonardo Nierman

Upcoming Events

Day of the Dead Community Day

Saturday, October 29
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

A collaborative event between the Kruizenga Art Museum and the college’s Latino Student Organization. Community Day will celebrate the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, through family-friendly crafts and activities, Hispanic language tours, food and music samplings, and the building of an authentic Day of the Dead altar.

The David and Jane Armstrong Lecture Series

Monday, October 31
4–5 p.m
Martha Miller Fried-Hemenway Auditorium

Dr. Susana Pliego Quijano will be giving an in-depth look at the rise, rule and influence of modern Mexican art. Susana Pliego Quijano is a Ph.D. in art history from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) specialized in Mexican modern art. She holds a master's in liberal arts from Harvard University Extension School.