The Stedelijk’s three-part collection presentation has been redesigned with a special focus on theme. Tomorrow is a Different Day spotlights art and design from the collection, from 1980 to the present, by international artists and designers who are helping to shape the changes of today and tomorrow.  Everyday, Someday and Other Stories, traces the evolution of art and design from the 1950s to the 1980s. The collection from around 1880 until 1950 will be on view in Yesterday Today. 

Tomorrow is a different day. Collection 1980–now

Tomorrow is a Different Day spotlights art and design from the collection, from 1980 to the present, by international artists and designers who are helping to shape the changes of today and tomorrow. They challenge the status quo and offer alternative perspectives.

It shows works of El Anatsui, Steve McQueen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marlene Dumas, Sheila Hicks, Harvey Bouterse, Remy Jungerman and Danielle Dean.

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  • El Anatsui, In the World But Don’t Know the World, 2009, aluminum and copper wire, 560 x 1,000 cm, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstmuseum Bern. Acquired with support of the Rembrandt Association (thanks in part to its Titus Fonds, its Themafonds Naoor
    El Anatsui, In the World But Don’t Know the World, 2009, aluminum and copper wire, 560 x 1,000 cm, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstmuseum Bern. Acquired with support of the Rembrandt Association (thanks in part to its Titus Fonds, its Themafonds Naoor
  • Installation view Tomorrow is a Different Day. Collection 1980–Now. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
    Installation view Tomorrow is a Different Day. Collection 1980–Now. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
  • Installation view Tomorrow is a Different Day. Collection 1980–Now. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
    Installation view Tomorrow is a Different Day. Collection 1980–Now. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
  • Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Barricade, 2014, oil, ink on canvas. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Barricade, 2014, oil, ink on canvas. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Everyday, Someday, and Other Stories. Collection 1950–1980

Everyday, Someday and Other Stories, traces the evolution of art and design from the 1950s to the 1980s. Artists and designers show it was an era of new opportunities and progress, of mass culture, pop culture and consumption, and of critiquing the established order. Featuring well-known and less familiar works from the collection, the presentation tells different stories from diverse perspectives, and shines a new light on the Stedelijk collection.

With works of Sarah Zapata, Quintus Jan Telting, Ron Flu, Carl Andre, Jan Dibbets, Robert Ryman, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, and Corita Kent. 

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  • Corita Kent, that man loves, 1967, silkscreen,acquired in 2021, collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Corita Kent, that man loves, 1967, silkscreen,acquired in 2021, collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • © Succession Henri Matisse, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam/Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    © Succession Henri Matisse, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam/Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Claes Oldenburg, Soft Ladder, Hammer, Saw, and Bucket, 1967, sculptuur
    Claes Oldenburg, Soft Ladder, Hammer, Saw, and Bucket, 1967, sculptuur
  • Robert Saint-Brice, Compositie, 1948
    Robert Saint-Brice, Compositie, 1948

Yesterday Today. Collection until 1950

Yesterday Today shows art and design from around 1880 to 1950. With over 300 works, the exhibition shows how a single art history does not exist, but rather it encompasses many perspectives. Well-known artistic movements are discussed, such as the Amsterdam School, Functionalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, CoBrA and the avant-garde around Kazimir Malevich and Olga Rozanova. 

By showing well-known works together with lesser-known highlights, other stories can rise to the surface. Expect works from Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jan Ouwersloot, Jan Sluijters, Charley Toorop and Betsy Westendorp-Osieck, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Willem Sandberg and Emmy Andriesse.

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  • Installation view Yesterday Today. Collectie until 1950.  Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
    Installation view Yesterday Today. Collectie until 1950. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
  • Installation view Yesterday Today. Collectie until 1950.  Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
    Installation view Yesterday Today. Collectie until 1950. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
  • Pablo Picasso, Femme nue devant le jardin, 1956, alkyd on canvas.  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, acquired with the generous support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Theo van Gogh Stichting and N.N.
    Pablo Picasso, Femme nue devant le jardin, 1956, alkyd on canvas. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, acquired with the generous support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Theo van Gogh Stichting and N.N.
  • Charley Toorop, The Imbeciles, 1924, oil on canvas. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
    Charley Toorop, The Imbeciles, 1924, oil on canvas. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.