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Film screening: The New Rijksmuseum

November 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Film screening: The New Rijksmuseum

Synopsis

In 2003, the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums began. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to glorious masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others, was supposed to reopen its doors in 2008 after five years of construction. But from the start the project was in trouble. The museum battled politicians, designers, curators and even the Dutch Cyclists Union as the workers struggled to complete the job. Five years later than expected, with costs exceeding half a billion dollars, the museum finally reopened.

Oeke Hoogendijk's epic documentary captures the entire story from design to completion, offering a fly on the wall view of one of the most challenging museum construction projects ever conceived. With its decade-long scope, the film reveals a surprisingly dramatic story that art and architecture lovers will not want to miss.

This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 4, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the second film in the 2016–2017 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation

Film running time: 131 minutes

 

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