Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    The Stedelijk Museum or as the Dutch call it short Stedelijk (Municipal) strives to be one of the most innovative and interesting museums of modern art in the world. Presently in a painful and prolonged renovation, relegated to the temporary location near the Central Station, the Stedelijk ever since the opening in 1895 drew controversies for its artistic choice, its policy and its financial decisions.

    The Buildings – Old and New
    The Stedelijk´s main building was built in the years 1891-1895 at Paulus Potterstraat, at the short walking distance from the Rijksmuseum, to house the collection of art and antiques left to the city by Sophia Augusta
    Lopez Suasso de Bruyn.
    The project of the old Stedelijk building was by A.W.Weissman, Amsterdam city architect at the time. It was a period when Dutch architecture was searching for its values in the historical past. Happily the Stedelijk´s neo renaissance façade, decorated with several figurative sculptures, has been modernized and simplified during the following renovations, losing much of its rich decorum.

    In 1938 the Stedelijk became the state museum of modern art. In 1973, from the part of the Stedelijk Museum collection, the Van Gogh Museum has been created, just at its side, in a modern building created by Gerrit Rietveld.

    Still, people of Amsterdam like the old Weissman building, probably because of the contrast it creates with the modern collections exhibited inside. Present renovations will double the exhibition space of the museum by adding a big and new modern building behind. It was designed by an Amsterdam firm Benthem Crouwel Architects, in the intriguing shape of the immense bath standing on its legs directly on the Museumplein.

    The Collection
    The Stedelijk Museum has one of the richest modern art collections in the world. Along with all big names of modern painting movements as Impressionists, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and it has a unique collection of 29 paintings by Casimir Malevich, equally exceptional collection of De Stijl and Cobra movement, superb Dutch photography collection, a very good collection of design and furniture, and interesting collection of European and American trends in art since 1950 as works of Matisse, Picasso, Newman en Rauschenberg, Warhol completed with Italian Arte Povera and German modern painting.

    Stedelijk Museum CS
    For the time of its renovation, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is located on the Oosterdokskade next to Central Station. In this neighbourhood where the old and new city meet, it occupies a part of the Post CS building. Stedelijk Museum CS (SMCS) offers a varied exhibition program of art, ( film, photography, video and design, primarily focusing on contemporary developments from after 1968. Partly because of the climatic conditions in the building, the classic modern works from our collection (Chagall, Picasso and others) will not be on display here.

    The collection will be on show again in the renovated and extended Stedelijk Museum on the Museumplein expected to reopen in December of 2009.

    Lectures, presentations and film screenings take place every Thursday evening on the 11th floor. From this top floor 11 restaurant-bar-club (Club 11) offers a breathtaking panorama over the heart of Amsterdam and the IJ.

    Open for the public daily 10 am - 6 pm.
    Entrance fees € 9,00; reduced: € 4,50. 2008

    Museum's temporary location:
    Stedelijk Museum CS
    (2nd and 3rd floor of the Post-CS Building)
    Oosterdokskade 5, 1011 AD Amsterdam Contacts
    Tel.: +31 (0)20 573 2911
    Fax: +31 (0)20 675 2716

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Postbus 75082
    1070 AB Amsterdam
    The Netherlands



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