High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


Now (or Never)… Rubens

In 2004 the Rubens-lover is to be pampered by a plethora of exhibitions in both Europe and America. In short: anyone who fails to visit a Rubens exhibition in 2004 is either living on another planet or is a real Rubens-hater; and for the la...


Adriaen Brouwer Returns Home

Ask the average art-lover to name the most important seventeenth-century Flemish artists and it’s quite unlikely that Adriaen Brouwer will rarely figure in the list, even though he undoubtedly belongs there. His contemporaries admired his ...


‘Nuts', Hunger and Cold. The Last Winter of War

Cold and hunger played a major role at the end of the the Second World War. The Battle of the Bulge still fires the imagination. Heroic combat encounters, in exceptionally bad climatic conditions, have given rise to many stories and myths, ...


Closed Yet Close By The Royal Museum for Fine Arts in Antwerp

The renovation of the Museum for Fine Arts in Antwerp will take at least six years, and it is hoped that it will be able to reopen in 2017. Although the museum is closed at present, the collection is still accessible. Some 600 works are tra...


M - STAM - MAS. City Museums

Three Flemish cities, Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven all have a new museum. They show three different ways of tackling a project. In each case, existing old collections are given a new, engaging presentation.


Remembering Herbert Hoover

The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 marked the beginning of difficult times for the majority of the Belgian population. Seven million Belgians were threatened with starvation. A handful of politicians and business people trie...

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