The Kröller-Müller Museum has a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions. These range from exhibitions with artworks from the permanent Kröller-Müller collection and shows focusing on current developments in contemporary art.
Here you can download a map with current exhibitions.
Ensemble. Ad Dekkers, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Ellsworth Kelly, François Morellet, Jan Schoonhoven and Jesús Rafael Soto
April 20th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013The exhibition Ensemble brings together the work of six artists from the museum’s collection. Driven by the optimism of the 1960s, these artists sought new ground in art. Ad Dekkers (1938-1974), Gerhard von Graevenitz (1934-1983), Ellsworth Kelly (1923), François Morellet (1926), Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994) and Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) experimented independently with colour, form, light, movement, structure and chance. They literally discarded the boundaries of the painting, the relief or the sculpture in order to create an opening, not only to the space around us, but also to the inner space of memory and imagination.
Series of five paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, the only American in this gathering of Europeans, assumes a special place in Ensemble. The five canvases, each comprising two contrasting, monochrome fields of colour, are spread throughout the exhibition, in accordance with the artist’s wishes.
Vincent is back part II: Land of light
April 6th, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013In Vincent is back the Kröller-Müller Museum focuses on its large Van Gogh collection for the first time in years. Vincent is back tells the story of Van Gogh in two parts. In part 1, Native soil (showing until 1 April 2013), emphasis is placed on Van Gogh’s Dutch period (1881-1886). In part 2, Land of light, the accent shifts to the works from his time in France (1886-1890), when the artist reached maturity.
In addition to the paintings, ten drawings are also on display. These are rarely shown due to their sensitivity to light. The presentation is arranged thematically and will be illustrated with texts, including quotations from Van Gogh’s letters.
After Vincent is back, a varying display of the Van Gogh collection will retain a prominent position in the presentation of the collection.
Text and exhibition compilation: Annemiek Rens, RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History). The carpet has been sponsored by Forbo Flooring.
10 Masterpieces – 1001 Stories
March 15th, 2013 - September 1st, 2013
In 10 Masterpieces – 1001 Stories, the museum together with award-winning children’s author Lydia Rood and literary children's magazine BoekieBoekie, aims to collect as many stories, poems and drawings by children as possible, to accompany 10 famous works of art from the collection by artists such as Keith Haring, Bart van der Leck and Charley Toorop.
Lydia Rood has devised numerous starting points and written a frame story, to which children (from about 7 years of age) can add their own stories, drawings and poems. Initially, the exhibition spaces will be virtually empty, gradually filling up throughout the exhibition. Stories can be submitted in the museum itself or online, but school classes can also participate via their interactive whiteboard. Together with Lydia Rood, the museum will select the pieces to be included in the exhibition from all the entries every two weeks. Thus, with the help of all the children, the story will develop into an exciting art/children’s book.
The frame story is about a boy who holds a little box with a big mystery. To unravel the mystery he takes you with him through his memories, which he has cut into pieces. Sometimes these are cheerful, sometimes sad and sometimes exciting. What lies behind this mysterious boy? Will he have a happy ending or come to no good? In 10 Masterpieces – 1001 Stories, the children help write his life story.
Visit the website: www.kmm.nl/10Topstukken.
Chris Beekman, Boy with little box in interior (Herman), ca. 1924