|Fig. 1 Self-portrait, by Vincent Van Gogh|
The museum, located in Amsterdam, opened in 1973. It faces the Paulus Potterstraat and has its back to the Museumplein. The Museumplein, or, Museum Quarter, is the cultural hub of the city and home of Amsterdam's three most significant museums: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum.