One of the best ways to spend your Saturday or Sunday morning is at the Stedelijk Museum. If you’re ever in Amsterdam or you’ve been to our tiny hometown, chances are you have visited the modern and contemporary art museum already. But for locals especially, the museum is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here’s what’s on currently on the Stedelijk Museum Spring 2018 schedule.
Currently on is the exhibition “I am a native foreigner” – an exhibition that examines migration and the effects thereof in the past and modern-day society. The exhibition “Freedom is recognized necessity” features contemporary artworks highlighting from the Soviet sphere. And the “Jump into the future” exhibition showcases works from the 90’s and 2000’s – a period that is the symbol of various historical turbulence, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, conflicts in the Middle East and the rise of new global art forms.
In the main hall stairway, you are greeted by a vibrant canopy by Keith Haring. The artist painted the canopy especially for the museum back in 1986, but the work has been restored and is back on again until June.
The jewel currently though is “The collection – Stedelijk base” in the basement. A collection with various iconic artworks and designs from 1880 until now. With works from Gerrit Rietveld, Piet Mondrian and Jeff Koons.