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1963 – 1965

Continuity & Change

Part of: Oxenaar

In 1963, a young director takes charge at the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller: Rudi Oxenaar. He aims to continue the policies of his predecessors, but also has an eye for change and innovation. A second extension of the sculpture garden and a proposed new museum wing are his priorities.

Adept young hands

'Museum Kröller-Müller in adept young hands'

Hammacher still involved

The annual report as a mouthpiece

Standing woman and two gravestones

Fritz Wotruba, Standing woman, 1947 and Gravestones for a high official, ca 1500

Henry van de Velde, pioneer of art nouveau

Gerrit Rietveld’s final visit

Model Rietveldpaviljoen

‘He also expressed the wish that the pavilion be completely rebuilt in its original form.’

Penalba’s gold

Henry Moore on the Veluwe

Barbara Hepworth opens in the Rietveld pavilion

Temporary, for ever