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The rebuilding and renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is with the opening of the breathtaking Philips Wing as good as accomplished, as good as completed. This spotless side wing – another example of the beautiful collab between original designer Pierre Cuypers and current chief architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz – houses the photo collection of the Rijksmuseum. With the further disclosure of this national showpiece – ’Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century’ as its opening exhibit, together with the exhibition ‘Document Netherlands, 2014’ – the Rijksmuseum has furthermore underlined, circled and highlighted itself as a must see in Amsterdam.
‘Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century’ runs until January 11, 2015.