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Parallels: A Big Read Exhibition

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Saturday, December 16, 2023 10am to 4pm

271 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3650

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The Kruizenga Art Museum will be closed to the public from December 17th to January 8th. 

Parallels was organized to complement the 2023 Hope College NEA Big Read Lakeshore program. The 2023 Big Read book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The novel tells the stories of two related Black families, one in Africa and one in America, from the time of the slave trade to the present day. Inspired by the structure of the book, Parallels juxtaposes six pairs of artworks by African and African American artists that reflect some important recurring themes from the text, including cultural pride, creativity, courage, and resilience. Although the paired artworks in the exhibition are not historically related, they share intellectual and aesthetic resonances that amplify our appreciation of both the artworks and the novel. All of the artworks in the exhibition belong to the Kruizenga Art Museum’s permanent collection.    

The Public is invited. Admission to the museum is always free.


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