Temporary Stedelijk, Amsterdam City Museum

While looking forward to the grand reopening of its fully-renovated and expanded facilities, the Stedelijk Museum is planning The Temporary Stedelijk. The Stedelijk Museum decided to temporarily open it’s doors for the public three times: Temporary Stedelijk 1,2 and 3. In these exhibitions they again mainly showed works from their own collection, beautiful works from internationally respected and well known artists.

As an exceptional, short-term use of the museum’s historical building in 2010, the 115th anniversary of the institution. The City of Amsterdam, the commissioner of the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Stedelijk Museum facilities, has generously granted the museum temporary right of use of the historic building for a special temporary program organized by the museum.

The Temporary Stedelijk offers a remarkable opportunity to welcome the people of Amsterdam back “home,” as well as to engage national and international audiences through an extraordinary, innovative program of contemporary art and design in the museum’s historic building. The Temporary Stedelijk is inspired by the unique conditions of the museum’s interior spaces at this moment before the conclusion of the stunning renovation of the historical building by Benthem Crouwel. In what will be an unexpected and distinctive use

of the museum’s galleries before they are ultimately devoted to the presentation of the renowned collection of modern and contemporary art and design, The Temporary Stedelijk will make use of the entire building for a compelling program of art, education programs, and special events.

Philips wing, Rijksmuseum
In the Philips Wing the Rijksmuseum organizes high-profile exhibitions with art from its own collection and art on loan from international and national collections. The Philips Wing has a permanent room to exhibit photography and incorporates one of the oldest lacquer rooms in the world.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, colloquially known as the Stedelijk, is a museum for modern art, contemporary art, and design located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The 19th century building was designed by Adriaan Willem Weissman and the 21st century wing with the current entrance was designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, where it is close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.

The collection comprises modern and contemporary art and design from the early 20th century up to the 21st century. It features artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, and Gilbert & George.