The Other Holland not only offers the second largest collection of Van Gogh in the world but is also home to a variety of modern and alternative art collections that cannot be found anywhere else in The Netherlands. Offerings range from modern realism to the magnificent glass art of René Lalique, and the unique sculpture gardens make the artistic picture complete. This is heaven for every art lover.
The museum boasts almost 90 paintings and more than 180 drawings, making it the second largest collection of Van Goghs in the world. In addition the museum is home to top works by modern artists such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. The Kröller-Müller Museum is surrounded by one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe. The museum’s outside hall, located on 25 hectares, is a natural destination for modern sculptures.
The Van Gogh Gallery is a gallery in honour of Vincent. The gallery displays varying selections of about 40 of his paintings, which tell the story of his life and work, from his novice years in the Belgian Borinage to his untimely death in the French village of Auvers.
The Lalique Museum in the former Hanseatic City of Doesburg is dedicated to the Da Vinci of jewel and glass art, René Lalique (1860-1945). Temporary exhibitions of works by artists from the art nouveau period (1890-1910), such as Gallé, Daum, Horta, Toorop, Majorelle and Breitner, are regularly organised here. Located in a well preserved national monument, the museum is exhibiting Lalique objects from the “Metropolitan Museum of Art”, “Musée des Arts décoratifs” and international collectors. Many of these works have never previously been on display as part of a museum exhibition. The exhibits include sculptures, vases, graphic work, jewellery and small furniture items. The materials used vary from glass, bronze and wood to silver.
Museum de Fundatie is located in the former courthouse of Zwolle, which has since been enhanced with an ultra-modern elliptically shaped superstructure nicknamed ‘the Cloud’. De Fundatie can be counted among the country’s finest museums. Turner, Canova, Van Gogh, Degas, Mondriaan, Marc, Archipenko, Picabia, Pechstein, Chagall, Marini and Picasso; this collection is certainly not lacking big names. The permanent collection undoubtedly encompasses a number of masterpieces of the last four centuries of art.
De Fundatie further adds to the riches by means of an attractive temporary exhibitions programme. The exhibitions are displayed both inside the equally attractive museum itself and in the gorgeous nearby Kasteel Het Nijenhuis, situated amidst a beautiful sculpture garden.