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Special Happenings at the Holland Museum Tulip Time 2023

Special Happenings at the Holland Museum Tulip Time 2023

There are so many things happening in our community this Tulip Time, but you don’t want to miss what is going on at the Holland Museum.

Special Events Only During Tulip Time:

The Holland Museum

  • The Netherlands “Klock” will run Daily at 12 noon.
  • Preserving our Stories: continuously starting at 10:30 am. Short documentary films, (each approximately 20 minutes in length) featuring some of Holland, Michigan’s well-known multigenerational owned businesses. These films, created by the Museum and Good Timber Video, share these family stories and the impact they have made on the community. The family businesses featured are Holland Peanut Store, Dykstra Funeral Home, The Holland Bowl Mill, (former family business, Wooden Shoe Company), and Nelis Dutch Village.

Special Exhibits

  • Cultivating Dutch Tradition in the 21st Century: Jane Jones Hyperrealist Floral Paintings 
  • May 5 through July 3

Featuring 25 contemporary original oil paintings. Jane Jones is an American artist who works in the context of 17th century Dutch still-life. Her contemporary perspective on floral still life successfully combines the history and tradition of 17th Century Dutch Still Life painting with modern objectivity. According to Jones, “The 17th century Dutch floral tradition has been one of the most important influences for my aesthetic choices as an artist…every object in every painting is chosen to symbolically communicate the message that is inherent in each painting.”  

Executive Director, Ricki Levine said, “We are so fortunate to have this stunning exhibition here at the Museum just in time for Tulip Time. It will also open the opportunity for visitors to explore the Museum’s Dutch art collection through the lens of history, tradition and symbols of 17th Century Dutch still life painting.”

Special loan during Tulip Time

The Museum will have two special pairs of wooden shoes on display. The shoes were given to Al Kaline, the right-fielder for the Detroit Tigers for 22 seasons between 1953 and 1974. Also known as "Mr. Tiger", Kaline was known for his strong throwing arm and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. In 1959, Kaline visited Holland, MI during the Tulip Time festival where he was gifted a pair of wooden shoes. Sixteen years later in 1975, Kaline was the Grand Marshall for the Tulip Time festival, wherein he once again was gifted a pair of wooden shoes.

Special Tulip Time Hours.

The Holland Museum and Historic homes will be open during Tulip Time.

Museum: Saturday 5/6, Monday 5/8, Wednesday 5/10, Friday 5/12, and Saturday 5/13 from 10-5pm. On Monday 5/8, the FREE 2nd Mondays apply and that means there is no admission from 4-7 pm that evening.

Historic Homes: Cappon and Settlers, (One admission for tours of both homes)

Hours Saturday, 5/6, Monday 5/8, Wednesday 5/10, and Friday 5/12 9-4pm

Hours Saturday, 5/13 9-1 pm

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