This gallery was originally called ‘The Sculpture Gallery’, because it was intended for the presentation of sculptures. When the Museum was designed, sculptures were one of the particularly important forms of expression! All windows in the Small Gallery are north facing, so no direct sunlight enters the gallery. On days with cloudy weather the light feels colder and bluer in there, making the space particularly suitable for the display of sculptures.
Today the gallery is used for all kinds of exhibitions: for example, the current mirror installation by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Eleven Less One, which has gone on to become a permanent work in the gallery.
At the back of the Small Gallery there is a large sliding door that can be pulled to one side to create an open connection to the Main Gallery. This allows interaction between the two galleries and provides space for even bigger exhibitions.