The AMC's art collection focuses on fine art from the Netherlands since 1945. The collection contains 6,000 works that provide an overview of Dutch postwar art history from the CoBrA movement to the present. The numerous renowned artists represented include Karel Appel, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jan Schoonhoven, Armando, Ger van Elk, Jan Dibbets, J.C.J. van der Heyden, Robert Zandvliet, Roy Villevoye, Carel Visser, Marlene Dumas, Marc Mulders, Elspeth Diederix, Jacqueline Hassink and Guido van der Werve.
The AMC actively commissions works of public art. In recent years, artists have included Elspeth Diederix, Roy Villevoye, Jan van der Ploeg, Jacqueline Hassink, Floris van Manen, Vincent Zedelius, Merijn Bolink and Scarlett Hooft Graafland.
The AMC does not use its collection for commercial purposes but, first of all, to make public spaces more pleasant.The collection also plays an informativeand educational role, allowing "users" of the AMC to learn about contemporary art in unexpected places. Finally, it helps the AMC to profile itself: art offers a way for the institution to distinguish itself nationally and internationally.
The AMC houses the largest permanently exhibited collection of post-1945 fine art from the Netherlands. Its foundations were laid during building in the early 1980s, when the so-called one-percent regulation enabled a series of carefully chosen art commissions and purchases. The goal was to build a collection that would reflect the various movements in postwar Dutch art. Over the years, the collection has been augmented with numerous gifts, works on longterm loan, and purchases. In addition to approximately 6,000 paintings, photographs and works on paper, the AMC collection contains a large number of monumental objects and videos.