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From 19 September 2015 to 3 January 2016  at Koningin Fabiolazaal.

For the last time The Moderns are the guests of the Koningin Fabiolazaal. For the final exhibition we asked 40 well-known and lesser-known Flemings to choose their favourite work of art from the KMSKA’s and Province of Antwerp’s nineteenth and twentieth-century collections. We also wanted to know why they chose that one particular work. The result is a varied and exciting selection, a miscellany of colourful stories.

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Choice Art presents the works chosen by (among others) Johan Bonny, Marc Didden, Ruth Joos and Bent Van Looy, but also those picked out by museum guide Christien Deblaere, visitor Tonia In den Kleef and art handler Hans De Kezel. On show are 30 works from the KMSKA collection and ten from the Province of Antwerp collection.

Jimmy Kets, Sint Gummarus 2


From 3 April 2015 to 6 March 2016 at Stedelijk Museum Lier.


The year-long exhibition entitled Saint³. Force of Habit. Jimmy Kets in Bruegel Land looks at religious traditions such as processions, kermises and pilgrimages in works from the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and the Municipal Museums.

Photographer Jimmy Kets supplements this presentation with reportages of surviving traditions relating to saints.

However ancient and pious the theme, what we essentially see in the photographs in Saint³ is ourselves and how we relate to the past today. What Kets captures is that second in human nature that normally passes us by unnoticed.

Power Flower


From 28 November 2015 to 28 March 2016 at the Rockox House Museum.


The flourishing interest in the botanical world and the burgeoning fondness for things natural prompted early 17th century artists to regard bouquets of flowers as a self-contained motif.

Floral Still lifes in the Netherlands


Jan Brueghel, Jan Davidsz. De Heem, Osias Beert, Daniël Seghers, Rachel Ruysch are just some of the many artists on proud floral display at this most sweet-scented of exhibitions.


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