The Kröller-Müller Museum, in its magnificent setting in the National Park De Hoge Veluwe, houses the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. No less than 90 paintings and over 180 drawings by the world-famous artist can be admired there. The museum also has major works by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian and frequently presents temporary special exhibitions.
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The Kröller-Müller Museum is Vincent van Gogh’s second home. The museum has the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world, numbering almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The museum represents Helene Kröller-Müller’s life’s work. She and her husband Anton Kröller bought almost 11,500 art works, but Van Gogh was her personal favourite. His work forms the heart of the collection.
During the Van Gogh year, the Kröller-Müller Museum presented a magnificent tribute to the artist in the form of its exceptional exhibition, Van Gogh & Co. Criss-crossing the collection. The museum displayed 50 paintings and drawings from its own Van Gogh collection in combination with work by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers. Unexpected connections were made by means of themes. Unfortunately, the exhibition has finished but you can of course still see the many magnificent works in the Van Gogh collection!
The Kröller-Müller Museum has one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe. Over 160 sculptures by influential artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet and Joep van Lieshout are positioned around the 25-hectare garden in a natural setting. The pavilions designed by Aldo van Eyck and Gerrit Rietveld enhance the garden: two splendid examples from the 1960s which have been given a new home here.
The sculpture garden is open all year round and each season adds its own atmosphere. Enjoy the sculptures, the architecture and the natural beauty!
This exhibition focuses on Vincent van Gogh’s early career as an artist, when he worked in The Hague and Nuenen. Usually most of the attention is paid to his paintings, but in Early Van Gogh the museum will be emphasising the drawings from his Dutch period. The drawings show exactly how Vincent struggled to master the technique and add volume and movement to his figures. He experimented with various materials and techniques. You get a sense of Vincent’s own opinion of the process and the sometimes magnificent result from his letters. A quotation from one of his letters to his brother Theo in 1881 makes it clear: “I should be able to create a sower sowing seeds in a year or a few years…”.
To assemble the exhibition, the museum is able to draw from its sizeable Van Gogh collection, which includes over 180 works on paper. Besides this presentation, his world-famous later paintings, such as Terrace of a café at night and Bridge at Arles, can also be seen. More information
Image: Miners’ wives carrying sacks of coal, November 1882(watercolour, paintbrush and ink, on vellum paper)Kröller-Müller Museum Collection