In the summer of 1969, the first European retrospective of Louise Nevelson is organized in the museum. The retrospective provides insight into the development of the American sculptor’s oeuvre during the past ten years, in which ‘her most significant works were created’, according to Oxenaar.
The museum was able to purchase a large early work in 1967. Sky Cathedral III is one of her most beautiful sculptures, in Oxenaar’s opinion. During the exhibition, Transparent sculpture V can also be acquired, ‘one of the most important works that the artist has made in recent years’.