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Art Is an Anthology of Mankind

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
Jun 26, 2016 | 13:00 GMT
In the ongoing dialectic on the nature of mankind, art is an anthology of our shared glories and shame.
The Dutch and Swedish monarchs pose in front of Rembrandt's "The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis" at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a place where questions about how and why the past seems to repeat itself abound.
(Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

These are challenging times. But a visit to Amsterdam's extraordinary Rijksmuseum reminds me that human beings have always lived in challenging times. In the ongoing dialectic on the nature of mankind, art is an anthology of our shared glories and shame. It is also a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same....

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