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Amsterdam Rainbow Dress

  • 5 March till 10 March 2024
  • Drents Museum

From the 5th up until the 10th of march, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is on view in our museum!

The Rainbow Dress is an artwork created to raise awareness about inclusion and equal rights the LGBTIQ+ movement all over the world. In collaboration with Henk Nijmeijer, rainbow ambassador of Drenthe, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress is to be seen for the first time in the Netherlands outside of the Randstad.

The goal of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation is to encourage debate and awareness about inclusion and equal rights. The foundation is making this happen all over the world, with the Rainbow Dress. It is an evolving artwork with a diameter of 16 meters made from different flags. The flags represent countries where being LGBTIQ+ is illegal, on penalty of imprisonment, torture, or capital punishment. When a country chooses to amend these laws in a positive way, the flag of that country will be replaced by a rainbow flag. At this moment, the dress consists of 68 flags and 9 rainbow flags. The top part of the dress is made from the flag of Amsterdam to encourage the city to remain being open to LGBTIQ+ refugees and new Dutch residents.