Made in Amsterdam - 100 years in 100 works of art

11 March 2016 - 31 July 2016

In 100 works of art, Made in Amsterdam showcased the most important artists, ideas and movements in the art world over the last century. 

The city of Amsterdam has traditionally proved particularly attractive to creative spirits. Over the years, they have come and gone, rebelled, experimented, had successes and failures, caused upheavals and unrest, argued and quarrelled. Their tangible traces can be seen across the city: in galleries and museums, in art incubators and academies, on buildings and floating on the canals, in analogue and digital form. In this exhibition, the Amsterdam Museum presented a picture of Amsterdam as a city of art: a city that serves as a breeding ground, a laboratory and port of call for artists.

The selection included works from leading artists such as George Hendrik Breitner, Karel Appel and Marlene Dumas, alongside art by lesser-known artists, including Gustave De Smet, Frieda Hunziker and Nola Hatterman. 

Visitors to the exhibition could take a walk through the city and through time, as it were. Presented in chronological order, the selected works can be viewed from the present to the past or vice-versa. The point of departure is Amsterdam's artists of the last hundred years. There was also an opportunity to discover characteristic aspects of the Amsterdam art scene in special themed pavilions. Here, visitors could learn more about Amsterdam's artists' networks, about the city as a place of refuge, as an incubator for artists and a platform for art. Made in Amsterdam provided a rich and varied picture of a small and unconventional world city in which artists can develop their talents.