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1951 – 1953

A museum of international allure

Part of: Hammacher

By now, the transitional museum is already 15 years old. Hammacher sets his sights on the new wing designed by Henry van de Velde, with a sculpture gallery in which he will be able to give the new acquisitions of Arp, Zadkine and Rodin a prominent place. Step by step, Hammacher seeks to transform the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller into a museum of international allure.


Catalogue collection Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller: Sculptures, 1952

Van de Velde wing

Room for the spirit

Final visit to Otterlo

Visit Henry van de Velde to Otterlo, 1953

The new wing

Fernand Léger, Figure and still life, 1951