A stroll through the 25-hectare large sculpture garden is a real discovery tour. A unique collection of sculptures by artists including Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Serra and Jean Dubuffet can be found dotted around the garden, sometimes in unexpected places. Also adorning the garden are two pavilions by Aldo van Eyck and Gerrit Rietveld; architectural gems dating from the 1960s that were rebuilt and given a new home here. The sculpture garden is open all year round and exudes a different ambience with every season.
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Ticks can be found wherever there is ground-level vegetation in the Netherlands, so that includes De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the sculpture garden. A tick bite is usually harmless, but in some cases it can cause Lyme disease. Check yourself and others for tick bites after your ‘nature excursion’. If you have been bitten, it is important to remove the tick without delay.
Information is available on the website of the RIVM.
A selection of acquisitions, on view in the sculpture garden:
Tempeltje van het dagelijks leven by Pjotr MüllerAs of October 2014, the museum presents a second work by Dutch artist Pjotr Müller (1947) in the sculpture garden: Tempeltje van het dagelijks leven (Temple of everyday life) from 1986 (215 x 270 x 370 cm). The little temple, hewn from bluestone, was previously part of the large installation Mijn Paradijs (My Paradise). This work, which has since been dismantled, was first shown at the Kröller-Müller in 1986. Now, the Tempeltje is returning to the museum, as the only remaining component of the piece.
This work was acquired with support from the BankGiro Lottery.
The museum has several works by Pjotr Müller in the collection, mainly works on paper. Müller has previously made the temporary works To Noumenon (1987-1988) and Huis van dr. Jung (2004-2007) for the sculpture garden. Tempeltje van het dagelijks leven stands in the immediate vicinity of the already acquired Nuraghe from 1983. The smooth, austerely executed Nuraghe forms a wonderful contrast with the Tempeltje, which represents the more baroque aspect of Müllers work. Both pieces are somewhere between sculpture and architecture and indicate Müller’s research into structures and sculptures from different eras and cultures, which were created not in an artistic, but a religious context.