News — 29 Nov 2013

Ann Goldstein joined the Stedelijk Museum as Director on January 1, 2010. From the very outset of her tenure, she was committed to an OPEN museum.

It is Ann’s wish that her farewell be an OPEN HOUSE, to which everyone is cordially invited. We have organized this event in the spirit of Goldstein's new Stedelijk: a welcoming and open house to all who want to experience the renowned collections of the Stedelijk Museum as well as the latest developments in contemporary art.

Prior to the grand reopening of the Stedelijk in September 2012, Goldstein initiated and developed the Temporary Stedelijk series. The exhibitions Taking Place and Making Histories, the early phases of the Stedelijk's ambitious Public Program and educational programs, the project Global Collaborations and the extensive alliances that were set up with partner institutions throughout Amsterdam, are only a few of Goldstein's accomplishments that repositioned the museum at the heart of the modern and contemporary art and design scene.

The rich collection display of contemporary art in the newly opened Stedelijk building fully embodies Goldstein's curatorial vision: thoughtful presentations that put the artist at the center of museum practice, clearly delineating the complex and dynamic interrelations between artistic practices world-wide. Together with the exhibitions that she has organized and overseen, she has firmly re-established the Stedelijk Museum in the 21st century.

We hope you will join us for an OPEN HOUSE with free admission to the museum and all of the exhibitions currently on view including Paulina Olowska’s Au Bonheur des Dames, Written on the Wind by Lawrence Weiner and Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde and TYPE/DYNAMICS: Jurriaan Schrofer/LUST.

Date: Friday, November 29
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Entrance: Museumplein 10, free admission

Read Ann Goldstein's farewell letter