1979 – 1981

‘A collection must grow’

Part of: Oxenaar

Thanks to the new wing, visitor numbers are increasing. Meanwhile, Oxenaar struggles with staff shortages and he still finds the budget for expanding the collection insufficient for his plans. Nevertheless, the museum organizes at least two exhibitions each year and in almost all collaborations with artists or collectors, Oxenaar manages to acquire a work.

A collection must grow

Rudi Oxenaar

Crowd-pleasers

PIER + OCEAN

Poster Pier+Ocean, 1980 and Mario Merz during the exhibition Pier+Ocean, 1980

Jean Amado

Six donations

Ken Unsworth, Suspended Stone Piece, 1971-75

Ken Unsworth, Suspended Stone Piece, 1971-75

Redon, Tajiri and Brattinga

Pieter Brattinga; Posters for Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 1980

Pieter Brattinga; Posters for Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 1980

Deputy director Ellen Joosten retires

Odd Elms

Nicholas Pope, Odd elms, 1981

Nicholas Pope puts a final touch to'Odd elms', 1981

‘Constantly relate to the present’