Ann Goldstein. Photo: Rineke Dijkstra
Ann Goldstein has served as the Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since January 2010.
Soon after assuming the directorship, Ms. Goldstein conceived a special interim program called 'Temporary Stedelijk' as a way to regain a public presence for the Museum, which by then had been closed for construction for five years. The program of special exhibitions, collection installations, educational initiatives and public programs began in august 2010 with the exhibition 'Taking Place', which reintroduced the Stedelijk Museum’s 1895 building through newly commissioned site-specific works, reconstructions of historic pieces, video projections, audio work, architectural interventions, performances and graphic design.
Since october 2011, when the final phase of the Museum’s expansion and renovation program began, the Temporary Stedelijk program has continued outside the 1895 building through 'Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @', developed in collaboration with various cultural institutions and venues throughout Amsterdam, featuring performances, film screenings, lectures, public interviews, discussions, symposia, film screenings, music, and book presentations, as well as educational initiatives in local schools.
Prior to joining the Stedelijk Museum, Ms. Goldstein enjoyed a 26-year tenure at The Museum of Contemporary art, Los angeles (MoCa), where was senior curator. at MoCa, she was recognized for her expertise in the fields of Minimal and Conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, as well as current practices.