Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) has announced dates for the 2021 edition. The festival will start on Saturday the 7th of August and end on Sunday the 29th. With the emphasis on on the first week: 7 to 15 of August.
Diamond, jewellery and silver wear museum DIVA in Antwerp opened in 2018, merging the collections of the Antwerp Diamond Museum and the Sterckshof Silver Museum of the Province of Antwerp. In January 2021, I finally made time for a proper visit, with Oriol.
Until 1 August 2021, Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp holds the exhibition ‘On the road with Plantin. Travel in the 16th Century‘.
Winter 2021. Yes COVID-19 is still a thing. But in Belgium, museums are open. So Thanh and I visited MIMA, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in the Brussels municipality of St John’s Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek), making use of out museumPASSmusées.
Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau, Neutral Moresnet, Malta, Gibraltar. I love-love-love microstates, small nations and other quirks of geopolitical history. Primus inter pares is of course the Vatican or Vatican City in Rome. Last time I went, was in 2016, with Steve.
The Cogels-Osylei in district Berchem is the gateway and the jewel on the crown in the Zurenborg neigbourhood of Antwerp.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (RMFAA) or Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen (KMSKA) closed in 2011 for renovations. There’s no real deadline for the reopening.
On 21 July 1946 then Mayor Camille Huysmans opened the Rubens House (Rubenshuis) as a museum in Antwerp. This, of course, is an excuse for events and celebrations.
The City of Antwerp has officially joined the Street Art Cities network. A choice inspired by the more outdoors activities we all undertake due to coronavirus countermeasures pushing us outside.
Antwerp artist Elke Lemmens (39) is having great success with her ‘Amazing Boot Scrapers‘ project. She transforms obsolete boot scrapers into miniatures scenes inspired by the inhabitants of the house. Time to look down instead of up.