HOLLAND, Michigan — Two new exhibits have opened at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum.
One of the exhibits is No Planet B, which will continue until Saturday, December 10. The exhibition features 41 works of art focusing on the planet’s environmental issues. These issues include climate change, industrial pollution and loss of biodiversity.
“The title of the exhibition comes from a slogan popularized by former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said there can be no plan B to solve global environmental problems because there is no there is no planet B,” Kruizenga Art Museum said. director Charles Mason. “Although the environment seems to be rapidly slipping into a state of crisis, the exhibit highlights that solutions to many of our problems exist and can be implemented if we find the will to do so. I think art has a potentially important role to play in this process as it can serve to both warn us of the dangers we face while inspiring us to envision a better future.
The other exhibition Chicanx Art: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, which will continue until November 5. The exhibit will feature 11 works of art created by Chicano and Chicana artists that reflect different aspects of Mexican-American heritage. Topics include the United Farm Workers movement, Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Mexican struggle, and lowrider cars. The art featured in the exhibit dates from later years up to the 1970s.
Chicanx Art: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage will last until November 5. No Planet B will run until December 10. More information about the exhibits can be found at Hope College website.