Summer hot spot: Miró in the Rijksmuseum Garden Amsterdam

Joan Miró, 213 Personnage, 1970 © Fondation Maeght
Joan Miró, 213 Personnage, 1970 © Fondation Maeght
While in Amsterdam for the Open Garden Days, be sure to visit the gardens of the Rijksmuseum. The gardens are freely accessible.

Starting June 19th 2015 over 20 sculptures from international museums and private collections by the Spanish artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) will adorn the gardens of the Rijksmuseum. Alfred Pacquement, former director of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, selected the sculptures of Joan Míro which will be on display from June 19th – October 5th 2015.

Following Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, this is the third in a series of 5 open air exhibits that are partly sponsored by the BankGiro Loterij (Dutch lottery). The Miró works are surrounded by original formal garden styles, historical building fragments, sculptures, lawns and ponds. In the 14,500 m2 green outdoor space, young and old can enjoy the post-war climbing frames by architect Aldo van Eyck, a life-size chess board or the fountain by the contemporary Danish artist Jeppe Hein.

And recently, one of the famous PTT telephone booths by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt from 1933 was added to the outdoor collection. A 19th century coffee house and the terrace on the south side of the RIJKS® restaurant make this summer hot spot complete.

Source: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Did you visit the Open Garden Days and the Rijksmuseum Garden? Inspired by it? Please let me know!

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