Just another reminder that the KAM is closed for the holiday weekend! Happy Independence Day! #kruizengamuseum
The Kruizenga Art Museum provides space for Hope College’s extensive permanent collection, visiting exhibitions, and educational classes.
The Kruizenga Art Museum, opened and dedicated in September 2015, provides exhibition space for the college’s extensive permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. The collection, including nearly 4,000 objects, spans centuries and represents a wide range of cultures. 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 Hope College, but for all of West Michigan.
Just another reminder that the KAM is closed for the holiday weekend! Happy Independence Day! #kruizengamuseum
Please note that the KAM will be closed for several days for the 4th of July weekend. The museum's regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 9. #kruizengamuseum
“Fanned Arena” was created by Lila Katzen, an artist whose work has been collected by many prominent galleries and museums. The sculpture is located next to the sidewalk between the KAM building and the Martha Miller Center. Katzen’s work is admired for its grace and monumentality, and both of these attributes are clearly evident when the flowing curves of this sculpture are viewed in person. @ Kruizenga Art Museum
How about a cool piece of art on a warm day? This is “Alaska II” by Gabor Peterdi, a painting inspired by the artist’s trips to Alaska in the early 1960s where he saw “ice turn from blinding blue through saffron yellow into olive green, and heard it crack like thunder.” Peterdi drew much of his inspiration from nature, which he saw as an antidote to the problems of the modern world. “Alaska II” is on display now in our permanent gallery. #kruizengamuseum
Where did the office go?! No, we didn’t wall in our director and curator, Charles Mason. He kindly moved his office space downstairs so that we could expand our conference room! It will be finished soon, and we are so excited to have more space to host classes and other programs! @ Kruizenga Art Museum
A gift from Hope College alum M. L. “Mike” Brummel, the sculpture, “Natura Extensa” is an excellent example of abstract work by artist Peter Chinni. It can be found south of the KAM’s entrance, near the sculpture “Ignite.” “Natura Extensa” is composed of rock-like shapes that appear to balance on each other in a cantilevered arrangement. The shape of this sculpture shifts dramatically as the viewing angle changes. Take a stroll around it sometime and see for yourself!
“Ignite” can be found just south of the KAM’s entrance. This incredibly cool sculpture was commissioned for the Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden. It was created by Kevin Barrett, a New York artist well known for his organic, abstract sculptures. Constructed from welded stainless steel, the undulating twists and turns of this sculpture resemble a flickering flame, meant to symbolize the passion for education that burns brightly in the students, faculty and staff of Hope College.
This announcement is coming a bit late, but it has been decided that "Rembrandt Etchings" will continue through the summer here at the KAM until August 2019! Thank you to the many visitors to this exhibition so far, we are so pleased to share these awesome works with you!
Todd Erickson's sculptures in our "Still Listening" exhibition almost look like they are dancing across the floor. #kruizengamuseum
With the opening of “Still Listening,” the KAM’s latest exhibition featuring works by Todd Erickson, we’ve already had a lot to say about “Ziibi Elpidos,” the sculpture by the artist that stands before the museum entrance. However, in the spirit of our summer of sculpture, we thought we would share just a couple more cool pics and facts about this sculpture:
“Ziibi Elpidos” was commissioned for the Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden. The title of the sculpture means “River of Hope” in a combination of Ojibwa and Greek. What a lovely and fitting name for an awesome work of art situated on Hope College’s campus! @ Kruizenga Art Museum
Ok, this really is it, folks. Today is the final day for "Rembrandt Etchings" at the KAM. If you haven't yet, we hope you will stop by to check it out! We are open 10am to 4pm. #kruizengamuseum
You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been talking about sculpture a lot lately. “Still Listening” opened last week at the KAM, an exhibition featuring sculptures by Detroit artist and Hope alum Todd Erickson, and now that it is (sort of) getting warmer outside we had to draw some attention to our Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden. With that in mind, we’ve decided to celebrate a “summer of sculpture,” and spend the next several weeks taking a closer look at each of the sculptures out located around our building.
Let’s start things off with some background about our sculpture garden. It was established by a gift from former Hope provost Jack Nyenhuis and his wife Lee. There were two ideas behind its creation: to further beautify the already lovely Hope campus, and to extend the KAM’s impact beyond the physical walls of the museum building. The KAM building does serve as the center of the garden, but the eventual goal is to place more sculptures near other Hope buildings, creating a network of public art on campus.
It's true! "Rembrandt Etchings" has been extended! You can now view this incredible focus exhibition until Saturday, June 8 here at the KAM! #kruizengamuseum #Rembrandt
It was a lovely evening for the KAM’s “Still Listening” opening reception. Thank you to artist Todd Erickson and the Erickson family for joining us and making it a truly special event! Thank you, too, to everyone who attended! Surrounded by Todd’s beautiful sculptures, it felt like the reception was taking place in an enchanted forest. We are so thrilled to share these fabulous works with our community! @ Kruizenga Art Museum
Great news! "Rembrandt Etchings" has been such a popular draw that we decided to keep it open one more week! You now have until Saturday, June 8 to check out the 13 amazing works in this exhibition! #kruizengamuseum
"Still Listening" is officially open here at the KAM! Please join us this evening to celebrate with the artist, Todd Erickson, at the opening reception from 5pm to 7pm! #kruizengamuseum
Later this week the KAM’s newest exhibition, “Still Listening: New Sculptures by Todd Erickson,” officially opens. If you’ve been to the KAM before, you may already be familiar with one of the artist’s pieces: the sculpture “Ziibi Elpidos,” that stands in front of the museum’s entrance. Like “Ziibi Elpidos,” the sculptures featured in “Still Listening” are assembled using tree branches collected while exploring the wilderness of the state of Michigan. The artist then cuts the sculptures into pieces, creates molds of the pieces that are cast in bronze, and welds the pieces back together to recreate the original wooden sculpture. Walking around “Ziibi Elpidos,” you get a sense of how the vibe of Erickson’s sculptures can change with the viewing perspective, and why his works really should be seen in person.#kruizengamuseum
This is the final week to see "Rembrandt Etchings" at the KAM! The focus exhibition closes Saturday, June 1. Stop by and take a closer look at these incredible prints! #kruizengamuseum
"Rembrandt Etchings" closes one week from today on Saturday, June 1! Don't miss out on the chance to see this wonderful collection of prints from the great Dutch master! #kruizengamuseum
"Still Listening" officially opens one week from today at the KAM! And be sure to joins us for the opening reception next Friday evening, May 31, from 5pm to 7pm! #kruizengamuseum!
Artist and Hope College alum Todd Erickson will be joining us Friday, May 31 at the opening reception for "Still Listening: New Sculptures by Todd Erickson"! Here are some great shots of the artist installing "Ziibi Elpidos" in front of the KAM two years ago. #kruizengamuseum
As the weather gets warmer, we get that you may not want to be indoors a whole lot. Luckily, we have art works that you can enjoy al fresco! The KAM’s Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden features a whole array of awesome sculptures positioned all around the grounds outside of the museum. Another plus: since they are outside, you can visit them even when the KAM is closed! #kruizengamuseum
The detail in Rembrandt’s etchings is remarkable, and is meant to be seen up close. There are just two weeks left to see the KAM’s focus exhibition, “Rembrandt Etchings.” See if you can figure out to which prints these images belong! #kruizengamuseum @ Kruizenga Art Museum
Our new exhibition, "Still Listening: New Sculptures by Todd Erickson," opens in two weeks! https://bit.ly/2HKEtrd
The exhibition “Still Listening” featuring new sculptures by Detroit artist Todd Erickson will open at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum, on Friday, May 31, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Our KAMel is supervising as “Once Were Nomads” comes down and we make room for our next exhibition. Stay tuned for more information on what is coming for the summer at KAM! #kruizengamuseum @ Kruizenga Art Museum
This is it! Today is the final day of "Once Were Nomads" at the KAM! Stop in to view the beautiful textiles and say goodbye to our KAMel! #kruizengamuseum
This is the final week for "Once Were Nomads" at the KAM! The museum will be closed Saturday, May 11 for the Tulip Time Muziekparade, so the final day to view this exhibition is Friday, May 10!
Next week is Tulip Time, but it also is the last week of “Once Were Nomads” at the KAM! Stop in to see the exhibition (and maybe take a selfie with our KAMel) before it’s gone! #kruizengamuseum
Color Rembrandt images surrounded by Rembrandt images! Happening now until 8pm at the KAM!
Our spring reception proved to be a wonderful evening. It was a special treat to see the donors of the beautiful textiles in our “Once Were Nomads” exhibition, Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey, decked out in traditional Turkmen outfits. Though these outfits are not Baluch, they were still a striking compliment to the many Baluch textiles in the exhibition. Thank you to everyone who visited during the event! @ Kruizenga Art Museum
Want to color like a master? Here’s your chance! The KAM is hosting a coloring night next Tuesday, April 30 from 4pm to 8pm. Take a study break and stop by anytime during the event to color works by Rembrandt! There will be snacks and, of course, some great art to look at, too! #kruizengamuseum
We hope you will join us at the KAM tomorrow evening for our after hours spring reception! This is a great opportunity to view the beautiful works on display in our exhibitions "Once Were Nomads," and "Rembrandt Etchings!"
Exams are right around the corner! Stop into the KAM next Tuesday evening anytime between 4pm and 8pm to color, grab a snack, check out some art and take a break!
Just a reminder that the KAM will be closed for Easter weekend.
With Easter coming up this weekend, we wanted to share again this article by our director and curator, Charles Mason, focusing on eight scenes from Christ's life included in the "Rembrandt Etchings" exhibit, now on display at the KAM: https://bit.ly/2P4NU7R
Lent is a time for prayer and reflection on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. On April 9, the Kruizenga Art Museum opened a focused exhibition of etchings by the 17th-century Dutch master Rem…
We hope you will join us for KAM's spring reception on Thursday, April 25! This will be a great opportunity to check out our current exhibitions, including "Once Were Nomads," and "Rembrandt Etchings!" https://bit.ly/2V1jUzf
The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College will host a reception on Thursday, April 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with its two ongoing spring exhibitions.
We did it! You did it! THANK YOU for a record-breaking Day of Giving! 👏👏👏#give2hope
Your gifts benefit the KAM and Hope College in so many ways, and we cannot thank you enough for showing your support on the Day of Giving! #give2hope
📣With just 40 minutes left of Day of Giving we're calling for your last-minute support for students and scholarships - we're so close to doubling our initial goal. THANK YOU for an amazing 36 hours! #give2hope
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