Come join me at the “Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present” exhibit at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam. We’ll start with a coffee or small bite to eat at Café van Zuylen then walk-over to Nieuwe Kerk after.
11:30am – Coffee at Café van Zuylen
12:15pm – Walk-over to Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and enter the exhibit
€ 17.50 (€ 2.50 Museumkaart)
Online tickets – https://www.nieuwekerk.nl/en/exhibitions/buddhas-life-path-to-the-present/
Starting Sunday, September 16, ancient and modern are spectacularly combined in the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present at De Nieuwe Kerk. Admire a wealth of thousands of years old objects and contemporary art from artists including Ai Weiwei and Yoko Ono. The earliest object dates from the third century A.D. and the most recent from 2018, since some of the installations are being created especially for this exhibition.
The ancient works of art recount the life of Siddhartha Gautama, better known as the Buddha. Born a wealthy prince in the fifth century BC, he chose at the age of 29 to renounce his royal lifestyle and devote himself to spiritual development. The various phases in his life – his birth, renunciation, enlightenment, first sermon and death – symbolize Buddhist belief and form the narrative of this exhibition.
Looking forward to seeing you