Today, everyone is convinced that cigarettes are harmful to our health. That used to be different in the old days. Who remembers still the advertisements on which men and women cheerfully blew out smoke? From 19 October, the exhibition ROOK (Smoke) brings those smelly days back to the Huis van Alijn in Ghent.
The Low Countries
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The Eighty Years' War broke out 450 years ago. To mark this event the Rijksmuseum is holding an exhibition entitled 80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands. From 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019, satirical cartoons, items of clothing, weapons and paintings by Bruegel, Rubens and Ter Borch will be our ‘eyewitnesses’, telling the story of how the Dutch nation was born.
Thinking about blond beach boys and girls on white beaches when surfing comes to mind? Think again. The world of surfing is much more diverse than the stereotypes. Photographer Stephan Vanfleteren proves it with Surf Tribe, an exhibition about the international surfing community in Kunsthal Rotterdam.
The website of The Gazette van Detroit will cease to exist by December. The paper version already disappeared three years ago. The Gazette has been the voice of the Flemish in North America for the last 104 years.
2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death. All over the world institutions will celebrate this remarkable painter and his contemporaries of the Dutch Golden Age with major exhibitions and events throughout the year. Take your agenda and prepare your culture trip with this overview of activities, made by CODART, the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art.
Next month we welcome a revised English edition of what could be the ultimate book about the exceptional Ostend painter Léon Spilliaert.
World War I had a major effect on Belgian visual arts. German occupation, the horror at the battlefield and the experience of exile led to multiple narratives and artistic expressions by Belgian artists during and after the war. The book 14/18 – Rupture or Continuity takes a look at Belgian artistic life in the years around the First World War and how it was affected by this event.
Are you into crime series on television? And knives and blood don’t give you goosebumps? Than we invite you to satisfy your needs at the Ghent City Museum STAM, where they set up a temporary Museum of Crime from October 26th.
The Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp is back in business after a renovation to its historical building and exhibition spaces.
How did the Dutch landscape change over the past 50 years? Objective Netherlands 1974-2017, a fascinating photo book and exhibition by Reinjan Mulder and Cleo Wächter, gives some remarkable answers.