The sculpture garden in winter garb
During the next weeks, the museum’s sculpture garden will be given its annual ‘winter garb’. Coverings will protect a number of vulnerable sculptures from the outdoor climate and several other works (a.o. Marta Pan's Sculpture flottante, Otterlo) are being moved indoors. Due to the risk of storm damage and for maintenance and inspection Needle Tower by Kenneth Snelson is not on view to the public during this period. From 18 November until 1 April, Jardin d'émail by Jean Dubuffet will be closed. Before 18 November, this work will only be open during continuing dry weather. From early April, almost all sculptures will be on show again.Every year, the porous stone sculptures in particular are given protective coverings. These sculptures are highly sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and the combination of moisture and low temperatures could make them crack. The coverings serve to delay temperature fluctuations and provide protection against water. Ventilation remains possible, so that the sculpture can still breathe and dry in the wind.
Photo: Wintercovering Jean Amado, De la mer le Passage