Throughout September, our social media account is announcing some exciting events for our November programming. Check out @bigreadlakeshore on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

Kruizenga Art Museum

One event has already begun! The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College presents Native American Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Kruizenga Museum Collection. The Kruizenga Art Museum features paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures ranging from 1984 to 2021.

This event was inspired by the 2021 Big Read Lakeshore book selections. As part of its commitment to expand the cultural diversity of its collection, the Kruizenga Art Museum began collecting work by Native American artists. 

The museum’s goal is gradually to “acquire artworks made by indigenous artists from different regions and tribes in a variety of media to reflect the continuing vitality, creativity, and relevance of Native American culture.” 

Admission to the exhibit is free and visitors can attend the exhibit from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

My favorite piece from the exhibit is the oil painting by Nocona Burgess entitled Eka Numu, Red Comanche. The description of the piece explains that the bold colors and brushwork were done to give the subjects a powerful presence. 

Check out the digital gallery and comment below with your favorite piece!

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