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KMSKA on the road


KMSKA regularly lends its holdings for exhibitions at home and abroad. Discover where you can admire our travelling collections.

The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
10 June 2014 – 7 September 2014

Campagnebeeld The Scandalous Art Of James Ensor

60 paintings and drawings by James Ensor from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp have travelled to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. They show the context in which Ensor’s magnum opus, Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 , originated.

In addition to the loans from the KMSKA, the exhibition also displays a generous selection of loans from the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA and Christ's Entry into Jerusalem (1886) from the MSK in Ghent.

The curator for the exhibition is Scott Allan from the J. Paul Getty Museum. In addition, Herwig Todts from the KMSKA is providing professional assistance.
This fall the loans will then travel to the Chicago Art Institute for the exhibition Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor. 

Abraham Mignon in Rome

Belgian Embassy, Rome
Long term loan

The painting Flowers in a vase by Dutch artist Abraham Mignon has travelled from Antwerp to Rome where it will be displayed in the Belgian embassy as a long term loan.

Anonymous in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam,
Long term loan

In 1599 an anonymous painter made a family portrait of the Amsterdam merchant Thomas Gerritszn Doesburch, his wife Claesje Hendricksdr Roeclaes and their children. He did this in a period in which the core family (father, mother and children) became a basic principle in western society. This portrait from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has travelled to the Amsterdam Museum where it will be on display during the renovation of the KMSKA.

Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Long term loan

In 2009 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp invited the renowned Rembrandt expert Ernst van de Wetering to study the Portrait of the Preacher Eleazar Swalmius as the painting had recently been restored. Van de Wetering concluded that the portrait was made by the Dutch master Rembrandt. During the renovation of the museum you will be able to see it at the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.

Van Dyck in the US

Worcester Art Museum
Long term loan

The painting Portrait of a Man by Antoon Van Dyckhas travelled to the Worcester Art Museum in the state of Massachusetts where it will be restored by the museum's restoration team. 


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