Museum van Bommel van Dam was founded after a donation of the private modern art collection of the couple Maarten and Reina van Bommel van Dam. This collection mainly consisted of work by Dutch 20th-century artists. The collection now includes more than a thousand paintings, drawings and graphic works, and a number of sculptures. One of the artists who is included in the collection is Constant Nieuwenhuys. The museum first acquired works by Constant in the 1980s, and mostly consists two-dimensional graphic work and watercolours.