Day 2: art in Amsterdam

We did a whole lot today: Climate March + MOCO Museum for Banksy/Dali exhibits + Climate March again + FOAM Museum for William Eggleston’s LOS ALAMOS exhibit plus additional photography exhibits, and then dinner out at SNCKBR. (And yeah, I’m totally cognizant of the fact that there are a whole lotta acronyms in the preceding sentence.)

It’s been a good day here in Amsterdam. So good, in fact, that I’m having trouble picking just one image to represent the experience. (To add more pics would result in a marathon blog post, and I don’t have the bandwidth for that right now.) So I’m going to leave it at this quote that was painted on the wall at the Banksy exhibit:
Actually, this is THE perfect sentiment for the day. You know why? The “art” wasn’t just in those museums. It was also on display in Museumplein where all those people gathered to voice their concern/outrage/hopes/etc regarding the climate change affecting the planet.

We’re a creative species, and it’s gonna take a whole lotta outrage + art + action to get us out of this mess. It’s a daunting endeavor. But today, between the civic action outside the museums and the creativity exhibited inside, I truly believe that is possible.

Art is essential to our survival.

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2 thoughts on “Day 2: art in Amsterdam

  1. I was thinking of you today, not because I know you’re in one of my favourite cities, but because I thought you would be missing out on the Climate Marches. Ha! As if! If one is going to protest, Amsterdam is one of the best places in which to do it. 🙂

    • Yes, it was most definitely a vibrant and passionate collection of people here yesterday! They gathered for hours. When we finally left the Museumplein, they had a kitchen set up and were feeding people. It reminded me of Occupy! Very cool.

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