/ Kruizenga Art Museum


Currently on display 

Deep Roots, New Shoots: modern and contemporary African art from the kam collection

January 12鈥揗ay 18, 2024

Deep Roots, New Shoots features 40 African artworks created between the 1960s and the early 2020s, all of which belong to the Kruizenga Museum鈥檚 permanent collection. The artworks span the length and breadth of the African continent, from Morocco to South Africa and Nigeria to Ethiopia. They represent a diverse variety of artistic styles and movements, and reflect a broad range of themes and issues, including celebrations of ethnic and national pride, struggles against various forms of inequality and injustice, and critical reflections on the enduring impacts of colonialism and global consumerism.

Image: Cookoil pa Speed. Sky Salanje (Zimbabwean, b. 1992), 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Hope College Collection, 2023.28

This painting depicts a street vendor selling bottles of cooking oil at a  Zimbabwean street market. The thick paint and collaged stickers capture the colors and rhythms of contemporary life. 

Transforming matter: Incarnation, Sacraments, and Saints in Catholic Art and Devotion,

January 12鈥揗ay 18, 2024

Transforming Matter was curated by five students from the Hope Catholics student organization working under the supervision of Professor of Religion Jared Ortiz. The exhibition features 25 artworks that reflect different aspects of Roman Catholic theology and religious practice. Artworks in the exhibition include paintings, prints, sculptures and liturgical objects that range in date from the late 15th to the early 21st centuries. All of the artworks in the exhibition belong to the Kruizenga Art Museum鈥檚 permanent collection.

Image: Monstrance. Hispano-Filipino (Filipino; Spanish), 18th century. Gilt silver, glass or crystal. Hope College Collection, gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton, 2023.29.37.a-b


The Monstrance is an object made to hold the Eucharist. It typically includes representations of light beaming out from it.



The Kruizenga Art Museum galleries are typically installed with a mix of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays. These exhibitions and displays are planned to complement course offerings in the college鈥檚 academic curriculum and usually change, partially or completely, at the beginning of each semester.

The museum鈥檚 exhibitions are further augmented by lectures, artist demonstrations, film series, musical concerts, dance and theater performances and other relevant educational programs. An endowment gift from Holland residents Dave and Jane Armstrong provides funding for at least one exhibition-related lecture every year, while other programs are made possible through annual gifts and campus partnerships.