Kröller-Müller Museum | Otterlo
The Kröller-Müller Museum is an art museum located in Otterlo, the Netherlands, famous for its notable modern art collections and its outstanding sculpture garden.
The museum has been established in 1938 by the art collector Helene Kröller-Müller, to display her personal collection.
Since its foundation, the Kröller-Müller Museum is housed in a small building designed by Henry van de Velde, located in a beautiful site inside the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The museum has been substantially enlarged in 1977 on a design by the Dutch architect Wim Quis.
The Kröller-Müller is famous for its collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the largest in the world, but includes also works by other modern and contemporary artists, like Seurat, Gauguin, Braque, Mondrian, Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few.
As anticipated, the museum is also word-renowned for its famous sculpture garden, a 25 hectares park where, alongside with lawns, ponds and majestic trees, works by artists such as Rodin, Henry Moore, Giuseppe Penone, Christo, Richard Serra and Jean Dubuffet, as well as pavilions by Gerrit Rietveld, Aldo van Eyck and Van der Velde, can be appreciated by the visitors in a fascinating combination of art and nature.
The Kröller-Müller Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and special events. At the museum a small auditorium and a self-service restaurant are available to visitors, bicycles can be borrowed for free at the museum. The Kröller-Müller museum is fully accessible to people with disabilities
Review by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Photos courtesy of Kröller-Müller Museum
The sculpture gardens of museums are often great open-air art galleries: four examples in Otterlo, Washington, Jerusalem, and Venice
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