The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an expansive, world class institution, dedicated to contemporary and modern art and design. Showcasing a diverse range of are from well known, and less well known artists, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, strives to stimulate the public interest in less classical forms of art. Contained within a spectacular building – a stark combination of classic architecture, with what looks like a huge white bath-tub floating on glass walls – the institution is almost as controversial as some of the art it contains. Positioned on Museumplein with the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum it is literally the “bad boy on the block.
An excellent permanent collection, progressive temporary exhibitions
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has an excellent permanent collection including paintings, photography, furniture, mixed media, video installations, insitu-installations (the incredible “Wall Drawing” by Sol LeWitt is one of my personal favourites) as well as glassware and sculpture. From both well known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Kandinsky, Chagall, Malevich, Matisse, Cezanne, Dan Flavin (his fluorescent tubes are great in the right context – trust me), Vincent van Gogh as well as Rothko and Dutch greats such as Willem de Koning. They also host impressive temporary exhibitions – the recent Matisse retrospective was so well curated, I walked away with a much better understanding of this master and his influences and development over time.
Also accessible with the Museumkaart, it essentially “completes the set” of world class cultural institutions on Museumplein, providing the progressive, innovative side to the art world, attempting to balance the wealth of classical offerings. The Stedelijk Restaurant on the ground floor, has an expansive terrace and spacious dining area, perfect for reflecting on the art you have observed and for people watching. They serve a good range of classic dishes and an extensive wine list.
No conscious information yet
Unfortunately we do not have any information (yet) regarding how sustainably The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is run.
Address: Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
Website: Stedelijk Museum