Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a young museum, it opened its doors in 1973 and has since grown into one of the world’s most prominent and popular museums. The paintings that Vincent van Gogh left to his brother Theo, which were then inherited by Theo\’s wife Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, form the heart of its collection. This is the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work anywhere in the world.
The museum also collects and preserves Western paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from 1840 to 1920. These nineteenth-and early twentieth century artworks provide context to the Van Gogh works and to their time. The museum has two internationally renowned buildings: the Rietveld Building (1973) designed by Gerrit Rietveld and the Kurokawa Wing (1999) by Kisho Kurokawa. The two are connected with an entrance hall (2015) also designed by Kurokawa.