Four exhibitions not to be missed!

17th of June 2016

Are you already dreaming of great days out during the summer? If so, why not fix a date to visit the Royal Museum of Mariemont, the Diamond Pavilion at the MAS Museum in Antwerp, the Piconrue Museum in Bastogne or the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht? In each of the museums you will find some of the most important works from our collections.

« Clay and paper heroes »
In the Royal Museum of Mariemont, for instance, you can admire a selection of mythological works from the Van Herck Collection, acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation in 1996. These works comprise terracotta models and preliminary sketches by artists from the Southern Netherlands – mostly from Antwerp – created between the 17th and 19th centuries and they provide an exceptional source for the study of the Antwerp Baroque period. The exhibition uses a new approach for the collection, namely that of heroes, gods and goddesses of the Greco-Roman pantheon.
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« Gracieus » starring Belgian Art Nouveau
Among the masterpieces in the « Gracieus » exhibition, are 7 jewels from the Heritage Fund’s collection, created by Belgian masters of the Art Nouveau period: Philippe Wolfers, Henry Van de Velde and Egide Rombaux.
On show from 17 January 2016 to 15 January 2017 in the MAS pavilions, Antwerp.
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« Didier Comès, L'encrage ardennais »
From 23 April 2016 until 15 January 2017, the Musée en Piconrue is devoting an exhibition to the Belgian artist and strip cartoon creator Didier Comès, an international prize-winning artist considered to be one of the masters of strip cartoon creation. The exhibition is organised around Comès’s original artworks and documents, now saved in perpetuity by the Foundation, thanks to the artist’s brother and sisters.
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« De Floris à Rubens. Dessins de maîtres d’une collection particulière belge » (From Floris to Rubens. Masters’ drawings from a private Belgian collection)
This private collection comprises 90 drawings by Flemish and Dutch masters dating from the 16th to the early 17th century. They bear witness to one of the most passionate and fertile periods in the history of drawing. Two of the drawings were able to be purchased thanks to the Léon Courtin – Marcelle Bouché Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.
From 15 July 2016 to 30 January 2017, at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht.
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