1995 – 1999

Foundations for the future

Part of: Van Straaten

The first years after gaining autonomy are still largely dominated by the Delta Plan, which is due to be completed in 2000. That makes it difficult for Van Straaten to really make his mark on the museum policy. He develops a new way of regarding the collection, which he himself calls ‘a spider web, with the original Kröller collection at its centre’. He also manages to make one of his most important acquisitions: a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, and that’s not all.

Entrepreneurial vision

Delta plan

Station for detaining and blinding radio active horses

Station for detaining and blinding radio active horses (1980) by Dennis Oppenheim, 1982 and demontage, 1995

Brancusi’s ‘egg’

De Telegraaf about purchasing Brancusi, Cartoon about purchasing Brancusi, De Volkskrant

Heart of Darkness

Masterplan sculpture garden

The ‘Kröller-Müller series’

‘Kröller-Müller series’ Joseph Beuys, Georges Seurat, Theo van Doesburg, Charley Toorop

Loes van der Horst

Serena

Spider web

Mobile Home

Sculptor’s drawings

Donations by Oppenheim

Dennis Oppenheim, Whishing well (1973), Theme for a major hit (1974), Ground Mutations - Shoeprints (1969), Gallery Structure #3 (1967)

Six-sided-tower

Construction of Sol LeWitt, Six-sided tower (1993) and Sol Le Witt visiting the site, 1995

Visser collection

Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Yvette Guilbert, 1895

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Yvette Guilbert, 1895

Sketch design for the sculpture garden

New opening hours sculpture garden, 1995

New opening hours sculpture garden, 1995

Subsidy

Merger with the past

Enlargement of sculpture garden

Kapoor exchanged

Summer exhibition: Oppenheim

Exhibition overview 'Dennis Oppenheim', 1996

Exhibition overview 'Dennis Oppenheim', 1996

Collecting on a limited budget

Carl Andre, Baucis (1981), Anthony Caro, Coconut (1992-1994), Joost van den Toorn, Holiday (1995), Joost van den Toorn, Little Teapot man (1984)

Satisfied with the progress of the Delta Plan

Delta Plan: second phase

Quist’s museum shop

(Part of) Museum shop after design by Wim Quist, 1997

(Part of) Museum shop after design by Wim Quist, 1997

Proforma

11 Kiefers

Anselm Kiefer, Noch ist Polen nicht verloren IV (1978), Piet Mondrian - Hermannsschlacht (1976), Hoffman von Fallersleben - Helgoland (1978)

A rich year

Dutch artists

Hammacher 100 years old

Four exhibitions

A pedestal for Le commencement du monde

Stanley Brouwn, Pedestal for 'Le commencement du monde' by Constantin Brancusi (1995)

De Stijl

Alfred Eikelenboom, Idea for a multifunctional building (element from the project 'Utopian models'), 1984 en Georges Vantongerloo, A ray of light in a magnetic field (1960), An unknown planet in a solar system several billion light years away (1963), Spatial painting (1948)

‘Global art’

Indonesia (Flores), Ana Deo, ancestor figures (date unknown), New Guinea, (Abelam) Wosera, ancestor figure (date unknown), Pablo Picasso, Doll (1907 - 1964)

Condition comes up to scratch

Millennium bugs

New entrance to sculpture garden

Old situation (left) next to the new entrance to the sculpture garden (right) designed by Wim Quist, 1999

Old situation (left) next to the new entrance to the sculpture garden (right) designed by Wim Quist, 1999

Isaac Israels

Affiche Isaac Israels, 1999

Loans

A second Brancusi

A century after Helene

Tom Claassen, Untitled (Brigid), 1998, Tom Claassen, Untitled (Truck), 1997, Thierry de Cordier, Landscape-with-the-fat-belly, 1992-1997, A.R. Penck, Castle, 1990 (from the Visser collection), Joost van den Toorn, Gung-Ho, 1999, Carel Visser, Boat with treasure, 1998

Philosophers’ stones

China, philosophers’ stone, ca 18th century

China, philosophers’ stone, ca 18th century

Optimistic after evaluation