CBK Amsterdam

CBK Amsterdam

CBK stands for Centre for the Visual Arts. CBK Amsterdam started in 1984 as Artoteek Oost, founded by the Stedelijk Museum with the aim of making the municipal collection accessible to a broad public and to bring art closer to the citizens of Amsterdam. In 2009, the name changed to CBK and the organisation got access to a monumental exhibition space on the site of the former purification halls of the Oostergasfabriek. Here the CBK combined art lending and exhibitions. Since 1984, the CBK collection has been carefully built up and regularly updated with works by contemporary artists. Various techniques and different movements within contemporary art are widely represented.