Kröller-Müller Museum

Art on This Day


On 13 July 1938, Helene Kröller-Müller founded the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo in the Netherlands. Helene Kröller-Müller was one of the first to appreciate Van Gogh’s works and started collecting his paintings early on. The museum houses the second largest collection of paintings by Van Gogh and registered 380,000 visitors in 2015.


A large sculpture garden opened in 1961 and an additional exhibition wing was added in 1977. Works exhibited in the garden include both modern and contemporary artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Lucio Fontana, Claes Oldenburg, Fritz Wotruba and Joep van Lieshout.