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Sculpture Garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum,

Hoge Veluwe National Park, The Netherlands

photography by Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer

The Kröller-Müller Museum is located in the Hoge Veluwe, the largest national park in The Netherlands. The original artwork in the museum was formerly in the collection of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939) of German descent. Helene and her husband, Anton Kröller, a Dutchman, built up the collection. In 1935 when the collection became too large she transferred ownership to the Netherlands State. The museum was designed by Henry van de  Velde and was opened in 1938.

The sculpture garden began in 1961 and in its natural park setting has sculptures from the end of the 19th century to the present; among those represented are Jean Dubuffet, Barbara Hepworth, A. Maillol, Arturo Martini, Mario Merz, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Auguste Rodin and Richard Serra.

A web site with information about the museum and directions to get there and open times is at the URL:

Following are a few selections from the sculpture garden that we photographed on August 1, 2001 using an Olympus Camedia digital camera C-3030 zoom, 3.3 megapixel.

1. Danseres by Oscar Jespers, 1952-1953.

2. By Auguste Rodin in bronze.

3. By Aristide Maillol: The Air, 1939. Kröller-Müller Museum. Notice the woman is balanced with only her hip resting on the support.

4. Bronze sculptures in foreground and background.

5. A bronze sculpture.

6. Sculptures in stone.

7. Sculpture by Arturo Martini (1889-1947) "Judith en Holofernes"

8. Sculpture in bronze.

9. Sculpture in bronze.

10. Lawn sculpture - Berger des nuages, Shepard of Clouds by Jean Arp 1953
and floating water sculpture by Marta Pan, 1960-61.

11. Sitting peacefully.

12. Sculptures along a pathway.

13. Sculpture next to indoor museum.

14. Bronze sculpture.


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