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The true story behind Helene Kröller-Müller (in Dutch)

Eva Rovers

Date: Feb 6, 2011


Following the enthusiastic response to the book and film about Helene Kröller-Müller, the Kröller-Müller Museum is organising a lecture about this fascinating woman on February 6th, to be given by Eva Rovers (author of the biography). The lecture is free of charge and is to start at 12.00 p.m.

A chest filled with 3,400 letters heralded the start of an investigation into the true story behind Helene Kröller-Müller. Inspired by this unique discovery, Eva Roves wrote a fascinating biography about the most famous art collector of the Netherlands, who bought paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso and Mondriaan as if they were hats and handbags. Despite various setbacks Kröller-Müller succeeded in opening her own museum in 1938, a year before her death. However, she paid a high price for it.

What: Lecture on Helene Kröller-Müller given by Eva Rovers
When: Sunday February 6th, 12.00 p.m.
Where: Auditorium Kröller-Müller Museum

Advance booking not required, but due to the limited seating capacity of the auditorium we do advise you to be on time. The lecture is free of charge for everybody holding a valid admission ticket for the park and museum. The exhibition Helene’s Men is on view at the museum until February 27th.