Stedelijk Museum

modern and contemporary art and design

The Stedelijk Museum displays art works from Karel Appel, Marc Chagall, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana and Andy Warhol.

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The Stedelijk Museum's old part of the building (left), built in Dutch Neo-Renaissance style, and its new controversial extension (right) which looks like an oversize shaped bathtub.

Amsterdam's answer to MoMA or the Tate Modern

The Stedelijk Museum consists of a historic building from 1895 and a new wing designed by the Dutch architect Mels Crouwel. It houses the largest collection of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands.

The old part of the museum houses the permanent collection, with visual art works from Karel Appel, Marc Chagall, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol.

The controversial new wing at the Museumplein is used for its renowned and influential exhibitions.

Collection

The museum collection represents practically all larger movements in art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries, like De Stijl, Bauhaus, Pop Art, CoBrA and Neo-Impressionism. The Stedelijk is focusing on: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Moving image and sound, Prints and drawings, Posters, Photography, Graphic design and Industrial design.

It contains an important collection of art works by Kazimir Malevich and key pieces of post-impressionist painters as Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh.

Location

The Stedelijk is located on Amsterdam's Museumplein (Museum Square), with Rijksmuseum, Moco Museum, Van Gogh Museum and Concertgebouw as her close neighbours.

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exhibition

12 December 2020 - 31 May 2021

more impressions

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Cathedra, Barnett Newman (1951)

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Mao, Andy Warhol (1972)

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Composition with Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, and Gray, Piet Mondriaan (1920)

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Odalisque, Henri Matisse (1920-1921)

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Hieratic Suprematist Cross (large cross in black over red on white), Kazimir Malevich (1920-1921)

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Large Torso, Willem de Kooning (1974)

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An Englishman in Moscow, Kazimir Malevich (1914)

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The Fiddler, Marc Chagall (1912-1913)

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Painting with Houses, Wassily Kandinsky (1909)

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Zig-Zag Chair, Gerrit Rietveld (1932-1933)

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Man and Animals, Karel Appel (1949)

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TV-Buddha, Nam June Paik (1974)

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Spatial Concept, Expectation, Lucio Fontana (1966)