Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Rijksmuseum

Fig. 1  Rijksmuseum, exterior
The next stop on my summer tour of museums around the world is the Rijksmuseum (fig. 1) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   My timing was perfect as the museum has recently completed a 10 year, $500 million renovation project; the result is absolutely breathtaking!  Highlighted by architectural elements such as an impressive glass-covered atrium (fig. 2) and monumental spaces, the facility itself is a magnificent work of art.
Fig. 2  Rijksmuseum, atrium