News — 2 Apr 2020

Kick-off with live Instagram tour by director Rein Wolfs on 20 March at 2 p.m.

In a time of social distancing we’re more connected than ever. We are united in tackling coronavirus. We stay at home, keep a safe distance from one another and, for the time being, don’t go to or favourite places. The Stedelijk wants to help fight the virus too… you can’t visit us, but we can bring the museum closer to you.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Richard Serra's Sight Point. Photo: John Lewis Marshall

Every day at 4 p.m., the Stedelijk Museum presents Stay at Home Stedelijk, with a mini-documentary, video exploring the collection, podcasts and audio tours on Facebook and YouTube. And as a bonus, the Stedelijk is giving everyone a weekly live Instagram tour. Dive deep into the world-famous paintings of Chagall, discover how photographer Bertien van Manen captured the lives of diverse communities, and immerse yourself in the brand new exhibition of Nam June Paik.

Tomorrow, Friday 20 March at 2 p.m., director Rein Wolfs kicks off with a live Instagram tour of his favourite pieces in our permanent collection presentation.

Director Stedelijk Museum Rein Wolfs: ”Back in the 1970s, artist Nam June Paik foretold today’s digital era, when he predicted a future in which an ‘electronic highway’ would connect us all, all the time. Last week, his retrospective ‘The Future is Now’ was set to open. His prediction seems more prescient than ever, with many of us flocking to digital technology to stay connected during the current crisis.  That’s why the Stedelijk is doing all that we can to expand our offering of online activities, so that everyone has access to art for inspiration, ideas and solace, and to ignite their imagination.”

 On its YouTube channel, the Stedelijk Museum will also share several workshops for children (12+) through the Blikopeners’ What the Art?! videos. If you have younger children (5-12), the Stedelijk website has fun creative projects for you to make together. All the museum’s videos and workshops are available to everyone, and free to use. Your support means a lot to us, and the Stedelijk greatly appreciates every small donation. You can make a donation using the donation button that will soon be added to our activities page.