26 June - 23 August 2009. As the Stedelijk Museum is currently closed due to extensive renovations, it is staging exhibitions of its works in other institutions throughout Amsterdam, with the slogan 'Stedelijk Goes to Town'.
The Van Gogh Museum plays host to one of these shows: Avant-gardes '20 / '60. This exhibition showcases the selected highlights from the Stedelijk's collection of avant garde work from the 1920s and 1960s. Amongst the artists featured are Picasso, Mondrian and Warhol. In the 1920s and later in the 1960s, from Moscow to Paris to New York, clusters of ground breaking artistic movements flourished and the world witnessed the birth of Cubism, De Stijl, Surrealism, Constructivism, Pop Art and Minimalism.
In post-war Europe, the Stedelijk Museum began to play a prominent role as a cultural bridge between the artists of America and Europe. As a consequence, the museum built up a large collection of cutting edge 20th century artwork. Now Benthem Crouwel architects are working to create a new Stedelijk which is scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2010.
Daily: 10.00-18.00 Fri: 10.00-22.00.
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Avant-gardes '20 / '60
Van Gogh Museum, 1070 AJ, Amsterdam. Tel. +31 (0)20 570 5200. www.vangoghmuseum.com