STEDELIJK MUSEUM IS CLOSED NOW, it is being renovated and expanded
Stedelijk Goes to Town (Stedelijk in de Stad) was a Stedelijk Museum project from October 1, 2008 until December 19, 2009
The Stedelijk’s original 1895 building on the Museumplein is currently undergoing major restoration. The museum is also being extended by the construction of a spectacular new building, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architekten. The whole operation will give it considerable extra space and enable it to show more of its famous collection than ever before.
We are not sure about this date yet, we are awaiting the latest information from the City of Amsterdam, who is commissioner of the building procedure…
Things should be clear upcoming Spring.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, other people are hard at work on internal arrangements for the new museum, its shop and restaurant, 90,000 art works are being moved to a huge new depot, and the collection itself is being restored. Publications and a new website are also in the pipeline. So that the Stedelijk will soon, once again, be the place to see classic modern and contemporary art: a platform for deeper understanding, exciting new ideas, events and encounters.
For all the news about the opening see: www.Stedelijk.nl
The Construction Cabin on Tour
3 October 2008 – December 2009
The Stedelijk's artistic version of a construction cabin is touring the city from the Oosterdokseiland to the Museumplein, passing via Noord, Centrum, IJburg, Slotervaart, Zuid-Oost, Oost, Westerpark and De Baarsjes.
Designed by Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe, the Construction Cabin is a temporary nerve-centre for experiments, workshops, performances, talks, walks, discussions, debates and artist surgeries. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and to meet local residents, artists and museum staff.
Contemporary art | all over Amsterdam
Fencing the Museum
June 2008 – December 2009
In this recurrent happening, seven young artists completely transform the fences surrounding the Stedelijk Museum construction site every two months. They wallpaper the 108 metres of hoarding with work in the form of A0-size posters, taking the museum's past publicity materials as their starting point. The project is intended to explore the dividing line between art and publicity. In collaboration with the Gerrit Rietveld Academy's Research Group on Art and Public Space.
Stedelijk goes West: The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour
18 April – 27 September 2009
The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour, a participatory project by the Slovene artist and architect Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953) and Wilde Westen, a group of young designers, architects and cultural producers, combines visual art and social architecture to redefine the village green. Community vegetable gardens become a tool by which the residents of Amsterdam Nieuw West reclaim ownership of their neighbourhood at a time when demolition and redevelopment are causing many to feel uprooted.Beginning April 18, 2009, the house at Lodewijk Van Deysselstraat 61, in Slotermeer, will be a meeting point open to the Cook, the Farmer, his Wife and their Neighbours, friends and guests, as well as those involved in the many local initiatives already taking place in Nieuw West.
January – September 2009
The top works in the Stedelijk’s permanent collection have been away and out of sight for some time now. Hence Visibly Absent, a project organised by the Stedelijk Museum in collaboration with the Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute to explore ways in which a collection can be out of sight and yet a visible and occasionally surprisingly tangible presence in the city.
From September 2008 through to the re-opening of the museum
Eye-openers are young Amsterdam residents, aged between 15 and 19, who do a special job at the Stedelijk Museum: they organise activities, guided tours and events for people of their own age and act as consultants to the museum in this respect. The youngsters come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, educational establishments and neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. Want further info? Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up with the Stedelijk Museum :
via this website www.stedelijkindestad.nl, the open communications platform about all Stedelijk Goes to Town activities. Register your opinions, send your films, ask questions, find out where the Construction Cabin is heading, see what the Eye-Openers are up to and even read the director’s blog! This is also the place to see what’s happening at the Museumplein construction site.
Don't forget the activities at the Stedelijk Museum’s city-centre project space: the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. For information on current events, visit www.smba.nl.
Want to visit Stedelijk Goes to Town projects and take part in activities?
Phone or mail the education department: +31 (0)20 – 573 27 41 or email@example.com.
Stedelijk Goes to Town is the Stedelijk Museum’s city-wide project, touring Amsterdam from October 2008 to the end of 2009.