Denny’s Daily Zinger: You Gotta See This Rembrandt Flash Mob!
In 2012, Peggy and I were in Amsterdam. As a pair of culture vultures, we of course had to visit the fabled Rijksmuseum.
The museum was undergoing a vast renovation and most of it was walled off. As a result, the major attractions were collected and exhibited in a few rooms. Among them: three tiny Vermeers, Rembrandt’s enormous heart-stopping The Night Watch and works by Franz Hals and Jan Steen.
We had a miserable time fighting through crowds of visitors, many of them taking photographs and disrupting the flow of traffic.
This past year, the renovation was completed the doors thrown open in a blizzard of hype and fanfare.
Correspondent Will Ezell sent me a link to the most fun P.R. stunt I have ever seen—Rembrandt’s The Night Watch flash mob in the Breda shopping mall.
For Best Viewing:
- Scroll down to the third image and click on the arrow.
- Go to bottom right and click on YouTube.
- On the YouTube screen, click on the tiny empty frame at lower right.
You’re gonna love it!