Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Stedelijk Base

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 exhibition follows a chronological order of developments in art and design, with works of Van Gogh and Cézanne at the very beginning. Within this order, thematic zones with related artworks are formed.

Stedelijk Base

About the exposition

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?

Stedelijk Base Room

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.



To learn more about the Stedelijk Base please read our story on this interesting exhibition.


In the neighbouhood


Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10, Amsterdam


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