23 June 2018

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a long history. In 1874 it was founded and opened in a building with features of Neo-Renaissance. This building was designed by architect Adriaan Willem Weissman. The influence of the Renaissance was seen on the building at the gable and the present turret.

In the early days the museum was called by many people "the Suassomuseum" because the collection of Suasso was on display in the museum. Besides the Suasso collection housed the museum military objects of the Amsterdam civic guard, Asian Art and the Museum of Horology.

Interior Museum

Around 1900 came interiors style rooms in mansions on the Amsterdam canals in the museum. Because these houses were demolished because of their location Raadhuisstraat was built. The beautiful interiors are saved in this way and survived. 1909 from the museum also went collecting art. During World War II many valuable exhibits were housed in a bunker at Santpoort. Museum staff were guarding then turn to tour the collection and save it from a ruin.

In the course of time there are different wings built at the museum and regularly was again demolished part. Sinds1895 Locate the museum located at Paulus Potter Street near the Museumplein in Amsterdam South. Here are also the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum located.

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Renovation Municipal museum

Over 10 years ago, the municipal museum is quite a number of years been closed. This closure of the museum in 2003 was forced. Because according to the fire safety was no longer guaranteed and renovation was necessary. For example, there was no air conditioning exist and had done too little maintenance. In addition, there was now too little space to show permanently kinds of important works from the collection to the public.

During the renovation period, the museum is a "museum without walls" and the various workshops, lectures and presentations remained visible at several locations in Amsterdam. As a result of this wall-less period, the museum is actually somewhat taken a different path. They began to examine the relationship between the museum and its surroundings and this resulted in many exhibitions such as "Mapping the Studio". In 2012 the museum was reopened.

Motto Museum

This museum for classic modern and contemporary art is internationally regarded as one of the most influential museums of twentieth-century art. Was shown only contemporary art in the early days, from 1909 is extended with photography and design. The museum itself from his early goal to keep a finger on the pulse of the time through the exhibitions and collections. The motto is a quote from Bertolt Brecht: "It is democratic to a large circle of connoisseurs of a small circle of connoisseurs."

almost 90.000 objects were collected from the start until now. In this large collection includes almost all the currents of the 20ste and 21ste century. Accents mainly on "Style", "The Bauhaus", "Cobra", "Pop", but also, for example, Neo-Impressionism.

The collection of the museum is divided into several sub-collections such as "painting", "sculpture", "prints and drawings", "photography" and "jewelery designers."

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Exhibitions Municipal museum

On the website of the museum is to read what exhibitions are on display. The exhibits are divided into a fixed collection and collection changes. Also read here what exhibitions there have been and what will be expected in the near future. The changes of the collection finds it all year round, so it is always interesting to visit the museum.

The permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition is located throughout the entire museum. On the ground floor you can see the "old building" art of 1860-1960. Some highlights from the visual arts a permanent presence here. It involves, for example works of "Piet Mondriaan", "Karel Appel", "Max Beckmann", etc. In addition, on the ground floor also a permanent exhibition present the design of the old building. Here are all kinds of furniture, jewelry, textiles, etc. of 1900 view until now. A highlight here is the "Harrenstein Bedroom" by Gerrit Rietveld.

On the first floor you can see from the old building to the art of 1960 to the present. Here are all on display well-known and lesser-known works such as work of "Bruce Nauman" and "Roderick Hietbrink". The new wing allows eventually work by all kinds of internationally renowned contemporary artists and designers. The downstairs room in the new wing is the largest open exhibition hall in the Netherlands. The area of ​​this room is therefore no less than 1100 m2.

Recent developments

The museum remains continually exhibit new works of art. Thus, in 2015 following exhibition "On the Move", work bought about ten artists. This may include a video installation, installation of escalators and other publications. With these purchases, the museum displays are versatile and multimedia character. Is given attention to new talent, but also to the work of artists who are already further in their careers. Because artists in recent years, making increasing use of digital media, the museum will definitely pay attention to.

Visit Municipal museum

A visit to the Museum is recommended for young and old. Even with younger children families can enjoy themselves here. namely the education of children getting too much attention. There may artful creations are made during the various workshops, can work wonderfully and everything will be tried in the familielab, or there may be participated in various tours or other activities. For children up to 18 years is to visit the museum for free.


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Adults € 15 € 20
Students (up to 30 years), CJP € 7,50 € 10
Children and youth t / m 18 year free free **
Museumkaart free € 5
Friends Museum,
Members Rembrandt
free free
ICOM, Stadspas,
I amsterdam City Card Holland Pass
free free
CKV teacher Museum free free
VIP pass / Friends / Young Urban free free

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Museum Hours

Monday 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Thursday 10.00 - 22.00 hours
Friday 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 hours


Address Urban museum

Museum 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam


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