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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.

Petrus Alamire


From 19 August 2015 to 22 november 2015 in the Cathedral of Our Lady.


Taking advantage of seven extraordinary music manuscripts from the workshop of Petrus Alamire, preserved in our country, you can get immersed in the Flanders and the Europe of around 1500, getting acquainted with the rulers, composers, musicians, the arts and the world view.

The story of the manuscript will be further illustrated by artworks (and objects) from the collection of Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Antwerp. On view will be works by Gerard David, Bernard van Orley, Ambrosius Benson and others.



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