The Stedelijk Museum
Museums in Amsterdam:- The Stedelijk Museum
Comprising one of the finest collections of visual arts and design amongst all the museums in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum is currently open on a restricted basis until October 2011. After that, it closes for full refurbishment works, in preparation of the grand reopening in 2012 for a period of approximately one year. The current exhibition features some of the finest examples of modern and contemporary art and design. Selections from the collections are currently presented in innovative ways in keeping with the current restrictions of the building environment.
The exhibition "Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection" highlights the breadth of the museum's collection, including icons from the collection (Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Henri Matisse and Gerrit Rietveld), combined with lesser known works works and recent acquisitions. Distinctive aspects of the collection are highlighted in thematic presentations, such as Bellevue, a selection of modern paintings from the collection, with Warhol, Marlene Dumas and Martin Kippenberger.
To encourage exploration and expand upon the content of the exhibition, the Stedelijk has developed a multi-faceted program of public and education events, including tours, lectures, film screenings, discussions and music.
Museums and Art galleries in Amsterdam
There may be some confusion for UK visitors to the city as they will find that many of the museums and art galleries in Amsterdam seem to be fairly interchangeable with each other, in that both feature artwork as their primary purpose:- The distinction in the city (as far as I can make out) is that Amsterdam art galleries generally feature works for sale (mostly!) whereas museums in Amsterdam obviously do not
The Stedelijk museum features works by some of the worlds finest artists including those mentioned above and many more. Exceptional if relatively unknown works, are also featured on a regular basis, with all items displayed in a relevant and thought provoking style throughout.
For further information please visit the website of the Stedelijk museum
The Stedelijk museum art works displayed on our website have been reproduced by direct consent of the Stedelijk museum and should not be copied without their permission. The images displayed above, and in the order in which they appear, are accredited as follows:-
Donald Judd, Untitled, 1989, aluminum, stove enamel, 150.5 x 750.5 x 165 cm, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. © Judd Foundation, Licensed by VAGA NY c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2011
Henri Matisse, The Parakeet and the Mermaid, 1952-1953, gouache on paper, cut out and pasted on paper, mounted on canvas, 337 cm x 768.5 cm, 132.6 inch x 302.5 inch, Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Purchased with the generous support of the Vereniging Rembrandt and the Prins Bernhard Fonds, Copyright: Pictoright Amsterdam.
Piet Mondriaan, Composition No. IV, with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1929, oil on canvas, 52 x 51.5 cm, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, © 2011 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust, Virginia c/o HCR International USA.