What to do this summer?

20th of June 2019

This summer there are no fewer than 10 exhibitions in which you can discover a selection of works from the King Baudouin Foundation, seen from a different perspective.

Scientifiction. Blake et Mortimer at the Musée des Arts et Métiers
The King Baudouin Foundation has lent 160 graphic works and nine objects from the Edgar P. Jacobs Fund, as part of a new exhibition that presents the fruitful dialogue between science and fiction. Almost 70 objects from the museum’s collection rub shoulders with original artworks and rare archival documents of Edgar P. Jacobs, the creator of Blake and Mortimer.

Couleur, ligne et forme, un dialogue vivant. La collection Jos Knaepen, Luc Peire et Johan De Wit
Not to be missed this summer is the double exhibition – in Knokke and Retranchement (just up the coast in the Netherlands) – dedicated to the abstract art collection that Jos Knaepen offered to the King Baudouin Foundation. Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell and many more great names sit alongside the works of two Belgian artists: Luc Peire et Johan De Wit.

Surrealism in Mons collections
At the BAM in Mons, you can see what Camille De Taeye and Surrealism have in common. This is the first presentation of this Brussels artist’s Surrealist work, recently donated by his widow to the King Baudouin Foundation.

Mode et bande dessinée
Eight fashion drawings by Edgar P. Jacobs are exhibited at the Musée de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, alongside works by Lorenzo Mattotti and Floc’h, two other rare cartoonists to have also worked for fashion magazines and catalogues. A surprising new look at works from the Edgar P. Jacobs Fund!

Le Triangle d’or
Set out to discover the century of the Enlightenment with Isabelle Depestre, Countess of Seneffe and Jacques de Heusy, as part of the exhibition Le Triangle d’Or (the Golden Triangle) at the Château de Seneffe. Their portraits are exhibited along with 4 babies’ rattles from Michel Wittock’s collection.

Body Language
What interaction is there between artistic creation and the human body? What do we learn from Le peignoir jaune about this subject? Find out in the M-Museum exhibition for which the King Baudouin Foundation has lent this work by Armand Rassenfosse.

SPACES - Interior design evolution
The ADAM is exhibiting the development of interior design in Belgium. A number of pieces by Jacques Dupuis from the King Baudouin Foundation’s collection represent post-World War II furniture designed by architects.

Hergé: une vie, une œuvre, at the Château de Malbrouck
Did you know that Hergé worked closely with Edgar P. Jacobs? Together they illustrated a humorous history of costume. Twelve unpublished drawings by Jacobs have re-joined French Moselle as part of the exhibition Hergé, une vie, une œuvre.

Travellers, get going!
Rendez-vous at the Maison du Patrimoine Médiéval Mosan (House of Medieval Mosan Heritage) to accompany pilgrims of the Middle Ages in the footsteps of Saint James. There you can discover the sculpture of Saint Jacques le Majeur acquired by the Pierre François Tilmon Fund in 2012.

Enfants de la Renaissance
Four babies’ rattles from the Wittock Collection are currently to be seen at the Château de Blois as part of a new exhibition about childhood during the Renaissance.