Kruizenga Art Museum Exhibit Explores Historical Context of Protests for Racial Justice

The exhibition, which features 50 artworks, opened to current Hope College ID holders on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and will open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 17. It will continue through Saturday, Nov. 21.

Admission is free.

“The exhibition is an attempt to provide some historical context for the current Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism in many areas of American life,” said Charles Mason, who is the director and the Margaret Feldmann Kruizenga Curator of the Kruizenga Art Museum. “We do not pretend that the exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of this important issue, but we hope that the show will lead to contemplation, conversation and ultimately change.”

The 50 pieces in the exhibition, which span 150 years of Black American experience, all belong to the permanent collection of the Kruizenga Art Museum. “Most of the artworks have been acquired over the past six years as part of the museum’s […]


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