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 Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM), at Hope College Michigan, opened and dedicated in September 2015, provides exhibition space for the college’s extensive permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. Company director and lead architect Matthew VanderBorgh said “seeing the project on site and the design come to life has been a wonderful experience for all the parties involved and an exciting climax to years of design, development and cooperation”. The 15,000 square foot museum has two custom designed art galleries; one to host exhibitions from the college’s permanent collection the other will accommodate special exhibitions and travelling art shows. The college’s collection includes works from the Old Masters, America, Africa and a significant collection of Asian works. Designed in collaboration with Donald Battjes of Los Angeles and Michigan based design firm Progressive AE.