New website Flemish Art Collection

The Flemish Art Collection has launched its new website. Stay up-to-date on the Flemish Art Collection museums, discover the collections, and read more about the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders on our renewed website.

New website Flemish Art Collection
KMSKA reopens on 25 September 2022

On 25 September 2022, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will reopen its doors to the public, after a radical rebuilding and expansion during the last 10 years.

What are the final steps before the reopening?
KMSKA heropent
Photo Sophie Dédée
Maria Lactans, front view
Maria Lactans, front view, 13th century, M Leuven - CC0, photo Jan van Esch
M Leuven welcomes a new masterpiece

M Leuven welcomes the eighteenth recognised masterpiece to its collection. The statue is a very interesting and high-quality piece that provides an international context and reference for the museum's rich collection of late-medieval sculptures from the Netherlands. The masterpiece is a Maria Lactans from the early 13th century made in Verona.

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Fantastically real. Belgian modern art from Ensor to Magritte at Kunsthalle München

The Kunsthalle München is showcasing masterpieces of Belgian modern art from circa 1860 to 1960. With some 130 paintings, graphic works and sculptures from the collection of KMSKA, the exhibition illustrates how the art of this period constantly re-explored the boundaries between fantasy and reality.

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Gustave Van De Woestyne, The Two Springs
Gustave Van De Woestyne, The Two Springs, 1910, KMSKA, oil on canvas, 75 × 66 cm - CC0, image, photo Hugo Maertens
Presumed lost drawing by Rubens
Museum Plantin Moretus, photo Frederik Beyens
Presumed lost drawing by Rubens included in Flemish Masterpieces List

The Flemish Community has acquired a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens that was believed to be lost. The work is included in the Flemish List of Masterpieces and the Museum Plantin-Moretus has it on long-term loan.

Read more on our website 'Baroque in the Southern Netherlands'
Purchase folio Gruuthuse manuscript
Image Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge
Bruges purchases a folio from a valuable Gruuthuse manuscript

Musea Brugge and the Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge joined forces to purchase a folio or leaf from a manuscript about the life of St. Catherine of Siena, which was made in Bruges around 1475. It was once part of the library of Louis of Gruuthuse.

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New collection websites KMSKA and Mu.ZEE

KMSKA and Mu.ZEE have each launched a new website for their collections. For this, both museums are making good use of the digital infrastructure of the Flemish Art Collection.

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