David Sedaris Talks About Visiting The Louvre


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Our guide Jessye reminded us about an episode on This American Life. It includes a great quote from David Sedaris about why he has no interest in visiting the Louvre.

(The Louvre) just doesn’t interest me. I mean, I think so many people come here, and they feel like they have to do certain things because somebody told them to do it. Or they’re going to go home, and people will say, what do you mean you didn’t … go into the Louvre? So I’m guessing that a good number of these people are just standing here because somebody told them that they should do it.

The Louvre

Sedaris continues,

I don’t think that they’re all museum goers at home. I don’t know. Do people look back and remember the experience of standing in front of a painting? I might remember eating something, or buying something, or seeing something like an accident, or somebody who is really twisted up in some way, but not looking at a painting. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe for them, it doesn’t get any better than this. But I don’t know, just from people that I know that have come here, they go to the Louvre because somebody told them that they have to.

David Sedaris

We love Museums and we’d love to go on a staff holiday to the Louvre.

But the part about people waiting in line to get into the Louvre just because someone said they “have to go” …. and especially when Sedaris noted remembering experiences rather than standing in front of a painting … This resonates very deeply with what we believe at Museum Hack!

In summary, if anyone knows David Sedaris, we’d love to host him in NYC for a VIP tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We promise to deliver an awesome experience that will be more memorable than seeing an accident.

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