The collection that Helene Kröller-Müller brought together was lacking in works by futurist artists, which she later deeply regretted. She had overlooked the importance of futurism as one of the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century. In order to fill this gap in the collection, works by Giacomo Balla and Umberto Boccioni were acquired in the 1970s.
The futurist collection has since been greatly expanded, particularly in recent years. In the presentation, the latest acquisitions of Balla and Jules Schmalzigaug are surrounded by works by Boccioni, Gino Severini, Alexander Bogomazov and Vilmos Huszár.