- Spend an enlightening day surrounded by modern art
- See works by Warhol, Kandinsky, Rodin, Matisse, Pollock and more
- Explore the regularly revolving temporary exhibitions
Colorful Japan is the Stedelijk Museum's posthumous love-letter to Japanese graphic designer, Shigeru Watano (1937-2012), and features 226 Japanese posters on display in the Gallery of Honor. Watano, who lived in the Netherlands, was a vital link between the Stedelijk and Japanese designers. Through his help, the Stedelijk was able to acquire a collection of over 800 Japanese posters – the largest in Europe.
The exhibition showcases a cross-section of Japan's unique graphic design and features works by Hiroshi Ochi, Kazumasa Nagai, Ikko Tanaka, and more renowned Japanese artists. One wall of the exhibit is devoted exclusively to the internationally famed graphic designer and artist, Tadanori Yokoo. In 1974, with the help of Watano, the Stedelijk was the first European institute to display his work.
Immigrants have quite a lot to offer society. That's the message of this exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum. Bringing together works by Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian, and around 50 other artists who migrated to Paris near the beginning of the 20th century, this exhibition aims to recontextualize the art of these great masters and highlight the courage and grit they showed in the face of endemic discrimination.
The Stedelijk's aim to remind us that those who seek refuge and a new home often have fascinating stories to tell – and this has never been more relevant than today. On top of that, the Stedelijk's large collection of Chagalls will be on display for the first time in nearly 70 years. See 40 works of art by him, including eight iconic paintings, some of which have been restored especially for this exhibition.
Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, the permanent home of the Dutch National Museum of Modern Art, has one of the richest modern art collections in the world. As well as regularly rotating temporary exhibitions, the museum houses many modern classics.
The permanent collection of the Stedelijk (Dutch for 'municipal') Museum includes works from leading lights of 19th- and 20th-century painting. Artists include Monet, Picasso and Chagall - as well as Pop Art from Warhol and Lichtenstein.
There are also abstracts by Mondrian and Kandinsky, a unique collection of 29 paintings by influential avant-garde painter Casimir Malevich, and a whole lot more. With a collection of 90,000 works of art in its 9,000m2 of exhibition space, there's sure to be something for everyone.
The terrace that opens onto Amsterdam's famous Museumplein is the perfect spot to relax after your museum visit, enjoy a slice of cake, and repeatedly say to your companions, "Yes, the art was beautiful, but what does it mean?".
Walk past the ticket desk and show your smartphone ticket directly at the entrance. Don't forget to pick up your free audio guide!
- Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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