Flanders has purchased a long-lost drawing by Peter Paul Rubens for an amount of 307,400 euros. The work will be included on the ‘Masterpieces List‘ and the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp will receive it on long-term loan.
From 18 to 26 September 18 to 26, the new multidisciplinary arts festival Q.ARTz in Brussels puts LGBTQI+ artists in the spotlight. With accessible exhibitions, workshops and performances, the festival aims to support culture, diversity and the local economy.
May 2021. The Belgian government lifted the ban on leisure travel in April, but strict travel rules limited options. As the Balearic Islands – lles Balears or Islas Baleares – were a yellow zone, we booked flights and a hotel in Palma de Mallorca.
Belgo-European arts festival Europalia has not a country as theme this year, but railways: Europalia Trains & Tracks. Expect a diverse programme in the autumn and winter 2021 and in spring 2022.
Antwerp Pride Queer Arts Festival returns this summer, from 7 to 15 and to 29 August, in Antwerp. The programme includes concerts, performances, film screenings and exhibitions.
2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
On 11 June, Geert De Weyer opened the Geert De Weyer Gallery near the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp. Every eight or nine weeks, a comics artist will exhibit some artwork.
Today, the Middelheimmuseum and the University of Antwerp are located on the site where the Colonial University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1920. Just over a hundred years later, this is the reason for the Middelheim Museum to investigate the traces of the colonial history of the site and to make it legible. It…
The Letterenhuis in Antwerp is the literary archive of Flanders. It collects and preserves manuscripts, letters, photographs and other documents by writers, poets, publishers and literary magazines from 1800 to the present. Thanh and I went for a visit while the ‘Boem Paukeslag. Bezette Stad 100!‘ exhibition was (is) on.
My sister lives in Switzerland. She’s a hero at excursion and outing t(r)ips in the country and in her area, canton Zug, and adjacent cantons Zurich, Lucerne, Schwyz an Aargau. Together we visited Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich’s art museum.