The Stedelijk is a museum for classic modern art, contemporary art and design. It is housed on Museum Square next to the Van Gogh Museum and close to both the Rijksmuseum and the Concertgebouw. The original municipal museum was founded in 1874, but developed into the present museum after a 1909 decision of the city to collect contemporary art and accept donations of work made by artists of international acclaim, Georges Braque and Wassily Kandinsky being among the first to enter the museum from outside the Netherlands.
Above details excerpted from Wikipedia.
Designed by Linda Van Deursen of Mevis & Van Deursen.
Here’s a short video talking (in Dutch) about the new logo.
At the moment the museum is closed for the final phase of construction and completion of the building renovation and expansion project. It’s due to reopen on 23rd September 2012.
Photo via Wikipedia.