4 November – 5 November 2023

7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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the 23rd edition of Museumnacht, the Oude Kerk invites you to participate in the creation of a new work of art. Together with other city residents, you will contribute to a unique Amsterdam variation on the iconic artwork American Archaeology by the world-famous artist Meredith Monk. Bring a chosen object of use to the church and dip it in liquid beeswax. Think of an old phone, empty pen or maybe even a mug. The beeswax solidifies and dries, protecting these everyday objects from weathering and ageing. They become relics of our time.

End your Museum Night festively at the Oude Kerk, where the music programme will be provided by Kanaal40! DJs Soft Break and Zeta Lys spin sets inspired by the music of Monk.

Oude Kerk Museumnacht 2023 high res 07 foto Maarten Nauw
Oude Kerk Museumnacht 2023 high res 08 foto Maarten Nauw

In addition to the special programming for Museumnaccht, it is also possible to explore the permanent collection of the Oude Kerk and the new exhibition titled "Meredith Monk: Calling."

"Calling" celebrates the visionary work of the contemporary music icon, Meredith Monk. This exhibition offers a unique retrospective of her influential artistry. With her enigmatic, playful, and unconventional compositions, as well as her distinctive approach to the human voice, Monk has pushed the boundaries of vocal music.