Stedelijk Museum Private Tour: A Deep Dive into Modern Art

Take a 1.5 hour journey through modern and contemporary art on a private tour with a Thinking Museum specialist guide.

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Built in 1895 and having recently undergone extensive renovation with the addition of a new wing (known locally as the ‘bathtub’), the museum houses an impressive world class collection of paintings and sculpture alongside an extensive design collection.

The museum displays iconic works in the careers of Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Karel Appel and the artists of the CoBrA group.

Our private tour at the Stedelijk Museum will take you on a journey through the story of modern and contemporary art over the last 150 years. We will discover how artists in the 19th Century rejected traditional subject matter and defiantly created provocative new art about people, places and even ideas. We will see how they experimented with colour, materials and new techniques and challenged the traditions of art making.

Styles of art were further refined during the course of the 20th Century and we will continue our tour by discussing artworks from some of the most influential modern and contemporary art movements of the century including Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Conceptual Art. Our Stedelijk Museum private tour will illuminate how artists pushed the boundaries, and explored new modes of expression and in doing so transformed art as we know it.

Throughout your Stedelijk Museum private tour, your Thinking Museum guide will show you how to look carefully at art to discover details and information for yourselves. We aim to engage our visitors in conversation about the works of art or objects we are exploring. This Stedelijk Museum tour has been specially developed by Thinking Museum and is designed to deliver a top-notch learning experience. No two tours will ever be the same!

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