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The Collection at Stedelijk Museum

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Wondering what to do this weekend? From the 16th of December The Collection in Stedelijk Base is open for the public! This permanent collection shows the highlights of the Stedelijkmuseum from 1880 until now.

The Collection

Stedelijk Base shows the development of modern and contemporary art. From new and high-tech 3D-printed vases to the old school iconic paintings, there is something for everyone who loves art.

The exposition starts in the ABN AMRO hall with pieces from renowned artists such as  Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondriaan, Gerrit Rietveld, Nola Hatterman, Charley Toorop, Barnett Newman, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed van der Elsken, Yayoi Kusama en Sheila Hicks. After that you can take the escalators to the VandenEnde Foundation hall where you can see the impressive installation of Barbara Kruger and all the other iconic art pieces from 1980 until now. Come face to face with pieces created by Jeff Koons, Anselm Kiefer, Maarten Baas, Nan Goldin en Marlene Dumas.

In addition, you can get a glimps of the influence of crucial exhibitions such as Cobra (1949), Moving movement (1961), Dylaby (1962), Perspective on textiles (1969), Op losse schroeven: situations and cryptostructures (1969) and Horn of Plenty (1989 ). How dit they change the museum and what have we learned from these exhibitions?

Let me be your guide

Together with the opening of this new exhibition, they launch their new collection guide named “Let Me Be Your Guide”. This guide is available in Dutch and English and tells you more about the amazing and sometimes fairly unknown pieces in the collection. It shows you the history of contemporary art through the pieces in the collection.

Sunday Seminar

On the opening weekend ( 16- 17 december) there will be a Sunday seminar. The new collection will be critically reviewed by experts and art lovers. Together they will discuss the role of the new collection in the museum, the meaning behind the new design and how the collection ties in with the broader discussions on how to show art these days.





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