on March 10, 2002
This museum of modern art has had quite a few impressive expositions. A few years ago Dutch Queen Beatrix even composed one. She proved she is a great art lover with an impressive knowledge of modern art. It is rumoured she is a relatively good sculptor herself.
It really depends if the museum is worth a visit. Some expositions are simply horrible. This has much to do with disputed director Rudi Fuchs. Sometimes he has a stroke of genius, but on other occasions he blunders completely. Recent example is the exhibit of the works of actor Dennis Hopper. Though a fine actor, he is not a very inspiring artist. The biggest blunder was the restoration of the painting ‘Whose afraid of red, yellow and blue’ by Barnett Newman. It was restored simply with a paint roller and some house paint!
The permanent collection of the museum includes painting and sculptures, drawings and photography by Cézanne, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Malevich, Chagall, Mondriaan, Picasso, Newman, De Kooning, Liechtenstein, Merz and Newman. Many of which are permanently on display.
The museum is open daily from 11 AM until 5 PM. The museum is located next to the Van Gogh Museum and can be reached by trams 2, 5, 16 and 20, all departing from Central Station. Entrance fee for adults is € 5,00, children till 7 can enter for free, children between the ages of 7 and 16 pay € 2,50.
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