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The only Museum of it'd kind in the world, "Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art" houses a large
room-sized Fluorescent Environment that the visitor enters, becomes a part of the piece of Art, and then experiences
"Participatory Art."
"Participatory Art" is where the visitors take place in the creation of a piece of Art and are, for the duration of their visit,
a part of the piece of Art.  This is vastly different from most forms of conventional contemporary Art where the visitor
is traditionally merely a viewer and, as such, has no part in the creative process involved in the piece of Art.
The guided tour of the museum also includes demonstrations of large collections of Fluorescent Minerals from all over
the world.  These very common rocks burst into dazzling colors when seen under different wavelengths of 'light.'
This never fails to amaze visitors - common gray stones turning into brilliant multi-colored wonders of nature.
Demonstrations are given on Fluorescent Mineral Artworks from the 1950's, Fluorescent Advertisements and Artifacts
back to 1932, "Common Items that are Fluorescent," and "Fluorescence in Astronomy, Geology, and Oceanography."
"Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art" opened on April 19, 1999.  It was the first Museum to open
that is totally devoted to the phenomenon of Fluorescence.  The Museum is downstairs from
"Electric Lady" Art Gallery which opened April 19, 1987.

Visiting Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday  1:00 - 6:00 PM  (13:00 - 18:00)
Entrance:  €  5.00 per person, including 15 page Museum Booklet
Children under 12 free

All Artwork, Photographs, and Text: Copyright Nick Padalino, 1999-2004
 
 



 
 
 

Fluorescent "Participatory" Environment
 
 
 
 

Demonstration Half of Museum
 
 
 
 

     Fluorescent Minerals  -  White light                  Fluorescent Minerals  -  Ultraviolet lamps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 


 
 


DIRECTIONS:

JUST 5 MINUTES FROM 'ANNE FRANK HOUSE'

In the Jordaan, just off the Prinsengracht, between the Bloemgracht and the Egelantiersgracht, "Electric Ladyland" is
just 5 minutes walk from the "Anne Frank House" and the Westerkerk ("Wester Church").

From the CENTRAL STATION, take Trams 13, 14, 17, 20 or Buses 21, 170, 171, 172 for three stops
and get off at the stop "Westermarkt" in front of the Wester Church on the Rozengracht.
Walk in the same direction as the Tram for a short distance over the Prinsengracht,
and then take the first small street on the right - Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat. Walking down this street you will cross
over the Bloemgracht (where the name of the street changes to Tweede Leliedwarsstraat)
and in about one more minute you will be in front of "Electric Lady" Art Gallery
and "Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art" on the right side of the street,
just before reaching Egelantiersgracht.

If walking from the CENTRAL STATION, take the Damrak to the Dam Square, turn right and walk behind the Royal Palace,
then take the street going straight out from the back of the Palace called Raadhuisstraat.
After a few minutes you will see the Wester Church on the right side of the street. Walk pass the Church for a short distance,
passing over the Prinsengracht, and then take the first small street on your right - Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat.
Walking down this street you will cross over the Bloemgracht (where the name of the street changes to Tweede Leliedwarsstraat)
and in about one more minute you will be in front of "Electric Lady" on the right side of the street,
just before reaching the Egelantiersgracht.

If walking from the "ANNE FRANK HOUSE", or if coming by Museumboat to the first stop at "Anne Frank House",
walk back to the Wester Church on the Rozengracht, turn right for a short distance crossing over the Prinsengracht,
and then take the first small street on your right - Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat. Walking down this street you will cross
over the Bloemgracht (where the name of the street changes to Tweede Leliedwarsstraat)
and in about one more minute you will be in front of "Electric Lady" on the right side of the street,
just before reaching the Egelantiersgracht.

If walking from the PRINSENGRACHT, and turning onto the Egelantiersgracht, walk to the second bridge and turn left.
Walking straight ahead "Electric Lady" is on the left side of the street.
If walking from the PRINSENGRACHT, and turning onto the Bloemgracht, walk to the first bridge and turn right.
Walk a short distance to where you will find "Electric Lady" on the right side of the street, just before reaching Egelantiersgracht.

If walking from the Leliegracht, cross over all the canals, including the last canal Prinsengracht, then take the little street
just in front of you to the left, called Nieuwe Leliestraat. Walk to the second cross-street,
turn right and "Electric Lady" is just on the right side of the street before reaching Egelantiersgracht.

If coming from the Leidseplein, take Tram 10 four stops and get off at "Bloemgracht".
Walk down the Bloemgracht to the second bridge and turn left. Walk a short distance to where you will find
"Electric Lady" on the right side of the street just before reaching Egelantiersgracht.

Because of the fact that there are three different Leliedwarsstraats - 1e or Eerste (first), 2e or Tweede (second),
and 3e or Derde (third), combined with the fact that some street names change as you cross over canals,
it can be a little confusing walking through the small Artist's village called the Jordaan,
but it is one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of Amsterdam.
 
 
 
 
 

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"Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art"
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, Holland
Tel/fax: (0031) - 020 - 4203776
Email: electriclady21@hotmail.com
www.electric-lady-land.com
All Artwork, Photographs, and Text:  ©Nick Padalino, 1999-2004