The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College represents a significant addition to the college campus, providing a first-class educational and cultural space for both the school and the surrounding community of Holland, Michigan. Located along a main pedestrian spine, the striking 1,440 m² (15,500 ft²) pavilion-style museum accommodates flexible, open layouts and intimate, personalized spaces for the exhibition of the college’s permanent collection containing more than 1,000 works of art from all around the world.
The museum has two main gallerias to display special exhibitions and the permanent collection. In the core of the building are offices and spaces for students to more closely interact with the art. For example, there is a room where students studying printmaking can see the prints from the collection. The building completes the pedestrian spine and links the surrounding buildings that fill in the campus. The museum is surrounded by new landscaping with several feature sculptures, and the neighboring Depree Art Center also shares a new art plaza with the museum.
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