Charles Steen

Great Museums of the World: Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Dr. Charlie Steen, UNM
June 12, 2016

One of the largest and most interesting art museums in the world is the Rijksmuseum.  The State Museum has an unparalleled collection of paintings and objects of material culture, prints and classic photography. Recently rebuilt and modernized, the museum’s show is modern in its way of presentation and respectful towards its beautiful historical building. Dr. Steen will take us on a tour of what is, without doubt, one of the best art museums in the world.

Dr. Charlie Steen has been a mainstay of the UNM History Department since he began teaching there in 1969.  His lectures on the Reformation Era, Europe in the 18th Century and the French Revolution are distinguished by remarkable erudition, infectious humor, and the skillful employment of visual effects.  Dr. Steen is a noted expert on Early Modern Europe and has published five books. His most recent research has focused on the Low Counties. Few people are better equipped to discuss the collections of Holland’s Rijksmuseum, illuminating both their artistic significance and their historic context.

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