Stedelijk Museum Schiedam reopens after renovation

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam reopened on Saturday, 14th May after eighteen months of renovation.

The huge ribbon which swathed the front of the building was cut by Dutch Culture Minister Gunay Uslu in the presence of Schiedam Mayor Lamers, the museum’s directer, Anne de Haij and a large crowd.

To coincide with the opening four different exhibitions will open, including Zonvonkengespray, a solo by Zoro Feigl who presents his playful installations in half of the building. In the other wing, acquisitions and old acquaintances hang in the exhibition From Oerbeest to smoking croissant. The Panorama Schiedam will also open, the first historical presentation about the city.

In the basement you can visit the Stadsgalerie, a new space especially for Schiedam. At the reopening, all Schiedam residents could participate in a ‘picture’ in the Neighborhood Pictures, a project by artist Maarten Bel.

The renovated studio can also be seen there, a place where everyone can get to work, whether or not during school visits. The art in the stairwell is new. Various contemporary artists have commissioned a work for this.      14th May 2022