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Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders
Several Flemish research centres, universities and art museums collaboratively organise the third edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders in the summer of 2017. After the success of the two previous editions with a focus on Jan van Eyck and Peter Paul Rubens, this edition zooms in on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture. The target group for the course are...
Pieter Pourbus, Last Judgement, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
In the Fall of 2017, the Groeninge Museum is organising the exhibition Pieter Pourbus and the Claeissens Family. The Bruges painting world in the second half of the 16th Century (12 October 2017 - 21 January 2018). This exhibition examines a period of the Bruges' history of art that is less known than the heavily studied 15th Century of the Flemish Primitives. The art of painting in Bruges,...
Hans Memling, Annuniciation, Groeninge Museum, Brugge.
The Morgan Library & Museum reunites for the first time for an American audience Hans Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe. Jan Crabbe was the 26th Abbott of the Duinenabdij in Koksijde. He ordered the triptych in 1472 to celebrate his fifteenth year as a Prelate. The Crabbe Triptych was disassembled in the 18th Century. This exhibition brings together the scattered elements, reuniting the Morgan...
Paul Van Grembergen
In memoriamPaul Van Grembergen, honorary Chairman of the Flemish Art Collection On 4 June 2016, Paul Van Grembergen (1937-2016), our former and honorary Chairman, passed away at the age of 78. Former Minister of Culture, Paul Van Grembergen was involved in the establishment of the Flemish Art Collection, his chairmanship started on 27 December 2006. He fulfilled this task with his characteristic...
Jan van Brussel, The duality of Justice (detail), ca. 1499 © SRAL
From 28 October, 2016 through 5 February, 2017, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges will host the exhibition The Art of Law. Three Centuries of Justice depicted. This art exhibition will feature about 100 artworks from over 30 national and international museums and libraries and will focus on themes related to justice as expressed in artworks of various media from about 1500 through 1800. In 2018,...
Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, private collection.
This morning it was announced that the Groeninge Museum (Musea Brugge) has received on loan a previously unknown altarpiece by the Bruges Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy. The Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy is an anonymous painter who by some is associated with the 15-century painter François van der Putte. Not only did he receive commissions from local donors, such as Donaas de Moor and...
Exhibition on the flora on the Ghent Altarpiece
The focus of the exhibition A miraculous garden at the Caermersklooster is on the flora on the Ghent Altarpiece by the brothers Van Eyck. The central panel is sumptuously decorated with plants and flowers. Visitors are struck by the diversity and realism, with which the Van Eyck brothers painted this flora and fauna. But the artists did not limit themselves to the unity of time and space....
Kunstschrift issue dedicated to Memling
The latest issue of the Dutch Kunstschrift, the bi-monthly journal for art and art history, is dedicated almost fully to Hans Memling (circa 1435-1494). The focus is on the Memling collection of the Saint John's Hospital in Bruges (part of Musea Brugge). The collection consists of six works from the Flemish Primitive from Germany. What is distinct to this ensemble is that four of the six...
Gerard David, Baptism of Christ, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
The Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands is organising the second edition of its museum research school in 2016-2017. The innovative formula of this Musea Brugge Research School allows motivated art history students to study 15th and 16th century art works from the Bruges museum collections in depth, as part of a select group of other students, docents, and curators...
Book: Bosch in detail
Till-Holger Borchert (Director, Musea Brugge) has written the book Bosch in detail, the third book in the In detail series by Ludion. Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) is one of the most famous painters in history. The book deals with his most well-known works, which are illustrated in full-page detail. In diverse chapters, a number of themes from the artist are treated: faces, Heaven and Hell,...