This is not a large museum but has a good selection of Modern Art we enjoyed the selection on display and definitely saw some interesting art work.
I went there for a special exposition with works of Dutch 17th century master painter Caesar van Everdingen. But the museum has a lot more to offer. Alkmaar used to be an important town in the past and the museum collection reflects that. So, if you are visiting Alkmaar because of the famous cheese market, do extend you visit and... 更多
This museum has an interesting mix of the regular collection that shows the history of Alkmaar as well as changing exhibits of 20th century pieces.
There are three floors, when we went there, on the first floor there was an exhibition dedicated to history, the second floor had miscellaneous items of art and on the third floor there was the exhibition of the Bergen school, which is really interesting and unexpected.
We enjoyed the temporary exhibitions, especially the one of Van Blaaderen. The Picasso exhibition was a bit disappointing with only 2 paintings and a chair. The Golden age collection of paintings is impressive just like the 'Bergen School'-collection. Would recommend for a visit.
A lot of this was centered on historical portraits. I'm not the biggest fan of that. I did like the history component an the Alkmaar area impressionists works
Alkmaar is usually associated with cheese. Now it has a Picasso connection as well at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar (07.06.2016 - 28.08.2016). Captivating! In case you wonder, the chair is not just a chair, but the chair Picasso used to paint "Les Belles Hollandaises". Hence it got a place in the museum as well. BTW, the exhbition room is relatively... 更多
This museum displays some nice historic paintings. There's also some armour and skeletons. Not bad, but I had expected a larger collection, given the important siege during the 80-years war.
The story of September/October 1616 is fascinating. The visual effects of a video image of a real person talking to you that is motion activated is very smart. The audio part though is a bit cumbersome because the screens of different parts of the Spanish siege are in hearing distance from each other and that makes it harder to concentrate... 更多