Kroller-Muller Museum

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Kroller-Muller Museum, Netherlands
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Kroller-Muller Museum is found in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Netherlands. The museum opens from 10:00am to 5:00pm from Tuesdays through Sundays except for Mondays and New Years Day. The entrance fee for adults is 12 Euros per person and 6 Euros for children ages 12 and below and if they are younger then 6, they can come in for free.

The museum was designed by a Belgian architect named Henry van de Velde from 1937 to 1938. The museum formally opened in 1938 .Helene Kroller-Muller then displayed and assembled her collection of different art works from 1908 to 1935 and decided to donate the whole museum to the state of Netherlands. The museum was named after her. An extension to the building and renovation was created between 1975 and 1977 by W.G Quist. He carefully designed the place to perfectly match the original layout and landscape. The original design was made out of light brown bricks; he decided to transform the wall into stone and glass.

If you are an art fan, you will surely appreciate this art museum. The museum is known to be the second largest museum in the world that possesses paintings from the very famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. Aside from Van Gogh you will also see the art works of Piet Mondrian, Odilon Redon, George Pierre Seurat, Paul Gauguin, George Braque, Lucas Cranach, Pablo Picasso and many more.

Kroller-Muller Museum is also famous for its large garden sculptures. The forest park area is more than seventy five acres big. The garden reflects a concept of symbiosis between art, nature and architecture. The collection contains both modern and contemporary sculptures. The collection includes the work of Henry Moore, Mark Di Suvero, Lucio Fontana, Auguste Rodin, Jean Dubuffet, Fritz Wotruba, Joep van Lieshout, Claes Oldenburg and many more

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