The exhibition De Stijl; 1917-1931 is organized as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Netherlands. This major retrospective of the Dutch art movement is shown in America at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. In the Netherlands, the exhibition is divided between the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller in Otterlo, where the period 1923-1931 is presented.
Exhibition De Stijl, 1982
The exhibition features the work of more than 15 artists related to De Stijl. Many works can be shown in their original context for the first time, such as paintings that form a series, furniture and design drawings, as well as scale models, floor plans and photographs of buildings. Large-scale reconstructions of important interiors are also produced, including a trade fair stand by Piet Zwart from 1921 and the Ciné-Dancing in the Aubette in Strasbourg by Theo van Doesburg from 1927.
Reconstruction of the Ciné-Dancing in the Aubette in Straatsburg by Theo van Doesburg from 1927, produced at 75 percent of the actual size
The layout of the exhibition and the poster are provided by Pieter Brattinga. De Stijl; 1917-1931 attracts more than 145,000 visitors, making 1982 the second busiest year ever.