The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands is taking a stand. The 200-year-old museum wants its visitors to put away their smartphones and cameras, and actually look up at the various works of art. The gallery’s website explains, “in today’s world of mobile phones and media a visit to a museum is often a passive and superficial experience.” To help people appreciate art, the gallery created “Big Draw.” Staff set up free drawing activities where adults and children can sketch a painting or a person. It is not about imitating an original work or crafting the perfect drawing. The museum feels this activity brings people closer to understanding the pieces and maybe see them with different and more empathetic eyes.
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