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Look back on the most important exhibitions of the past five years.

2014

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Uncannily real. Magic realism and new objectivity

From 10 May 2014 until 31 August 2014

As the 20th century progressed, there were artists who maintained that trueness to nature was the best approach to capturing the beauty of the world. This exhibition featured work by Gustave Van de Woestyne, Henry van Straten, Georg Grosz, Carel Willink, Raoul Hynkes and Pyke Koch. The selection of work from the KMSKA collection will be supplemented with loans from Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, including pieces by Charley Toorop, Gino Severini and Wim Schuhmacher.
 

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The MODERNS. Duos 2

From February 1 until 20 April 2014

The KMSKA exhibition The MODERNS. Duos ran in the latter part of 2013 at Koningin Fabiolazaal in Antwerp. The displays had been arranged by curators from KMSKA and the Province of Antwerp. However, this was just one way of showing the items to the public. The museum’s youth crew Jongbloed! presented its take on the original exhibition.

Campagnebeeld Bruegelland. Focus romantiek. Joseph Lies 

Bruegel Land. Focus on Romanticism. Joseph Lies

From 28 March 2013 to 14 April 2014

For a whole year, the special focus in the Bruegel Land exhibition is on a selection of ten Romantic paintings by Joseph Lies (1821 – 1865).

Jan Sanders van Hemessen, Saint Jerome, Collection Museum Rockoxhuis

From Patinir to Ribera. St Jerome in Words and Images

From 18 January 2014 until 13 April 2014

Jan Sanders van Hemessen’s picture of Saint Jerome occupied a place of honour in Rockox’s art gallery or groote saleth and is currently the only work from Rockox’s original collection that is in situ in the museum that was his house. This second small-scale exhibition within the context of The Golden Cabinet attempts to determine St. Jerome’s place in the pictorial art of the Renaissance and the Baroque in Western Europe.

 

2013

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Happy Birthday Dear Academie 

From 8 September 2013 until 26 January 2014 at the MAS.

Fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and museum curator Paul Huvenne are preparing an exhibition in MAS | Museum aan de Stroom in which they will review some of the artistic highlights of the amazing history of Antwerp's Academy.   
  

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The MODERNS. Duos

From 21 September 2013 until 26 April 2014 at Koningin Fabiolazaal

For this 5th edition in the series of The MODERNS, we have made a selection of the finest pieces in the art collection of the Province, which for most of the time remains hidden to the public. In this show, the selected pieces enter into a dialogue with paintings, sculptures, drawings and collages from KMSKA’s own holdings.

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The Golden Cabinet. Bound in Friendship

From 28 September 2013 until 15 December 2013 at Rockox House Museum

The first focus exhibition within the context of The Golden Cabinet displays friends' books owned by 16th century students. 

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The MODERNS. Avant-garde

16 March 2013 - 1 September 2013

The fourth exhibition in the series on the modern art collection of KMSKA showed a selection of works that marked a radical change of direction in artistic production and in the museum’s collection policy.

Breugelland. Vertier en trammelant campagnebeeld 

Breugel Land. Fun and Fracas

29 March 2012 - 28 March 2013

Nine months into Bruegel Land, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Municipal Museums of Lier are presenting the first in a series of focus exhibitions. Fun and Fracas shows a selection of paintings that runs the gamut of leisure behaviour: from merrymaking and playing to drinking and brawling.

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The MODERNS. Permeke & Friends 

15 September 2012 - 24 February 2013

The third exhibition in the series on KMSKA’s collection of modern art focuses on the Flemish pioneers of Expressionism. 
  

2012

Advertising poster Masterpieces in the MAS 

Masterpieces in the MAS. Five centuries of images in Antwerp

17 May 2011 – 30 December 2012 
Masterpieces in the MAS. Five centuries of images in Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition of the new Museum aan de Stroom. It shows masterpieces from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA),
M HKA and Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prints Room.

  Advertising image The MODERNS. Art from the Netherlands

The MODERNS. Art from the Netherlands

28 January 2012 - 26 August 2012  

The second exhibition in the series highlighting KMSKA’s collection of modern art focused on Dutch art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Once again, the venue is Koningin Fabiolazaal in the centre of Antwerp.  

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Rubens revealed. Victory on a Roll. Oil Sketch for the Triumphal Chariot of Kallo

11 February 2012 - 13 May 2012
In the spring of 2012, the Rubens project team is presenting its latest research results at the Rockox House Museum in Antwerp.

2011

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The MODERNS. Highlights from the Royal Museum

29 April 2011 - 8 January 2012
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp had not even closed its doors for renovation yet, when it opened a new exhibition in the Koningin Fabiolazaal.

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Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts Projects Buildings

29 January 2011 - 30 April 2011
An exhibition that highlighted the most significant trends in contemporary museum architecture in the empty building of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

2010

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Anselm Kiefer

23 October 2010 - 23 January 2010
The exhibition has been extended until 27 March 2011.
The Antwerp City Museums, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and the Antwerp Museum of Modern Art (M HKA) worked together on a unique exhibition featuring contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer.

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Ensor revealed

7 October 2010 - 13 February 2011
Following the 150th anniversary of Belgian artist James Ensor, ING Belgium, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) joined forces to shed new light on the work of the Ostend painter at the espace culturel ING in Brussels.

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Closing Time

24 April 2010 - 3 October 2010
Contemporary artist Jan Vanriet set out a course in the permanent collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

 
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Wereldbeeld

28 April 2010 - 25 July 2010
Levanto, a social enterprise located in Antwerp, asked three photographers, Lieve Blancquaert, Koen Broos and Zaza Bertrand, to portray its employees.

 
Rubens Revealed: La Furia del pennello advertising poster

Rubens Revealed: La Furia del Pennello

13 February 2010 - 4 April 2010
During the third edition of Rubens Revealed the researchers of the Rubens project focused on Rubens'fury of the brush.

 
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Preview: Work on Paper (2009) by Koen van den Broek

22 January 2010 - 28 February 2010
Contemporary artist Koen van den Broek presented his work on paper for the very first time.

 

2009

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Jef Geys: Villa Wintermans

4 December 2009 - 17 January 2010
In 2008 Jef Geys was awarded the Provincial Prize of Plastic Arts to celebrate his career. A good reason for the Province of Antwerp, M HKA and the KMSKA to organise an exhibition that focused on Geys' work.

 
Lajos Vajda and Hungarian Surrealism advertising poster

In the footsteps of Bartók. Lajos Vajda and Hungarian Surrealism

17 October 2009 - 17 January 2010
An exhibition of the works of the Hungarian artist Lajos Vajda.

 
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Marcel Maeyer

3 October 2009 - 29 November 2009
Former conservator Marcel Maeyer presented his more recent work in the permanent collection of the KMSKA.

 
Goya, Redon, Ensor advertising poster

Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque Paintings and Drawings

14 March 2009 - 14 June 2009
A unique exhibition on the grotesque works in the oeuvres of Francisco de Goya, Odilon Redon and James Ensor.

 

2008

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Rubens Revealed: Adoration of the Magi

29 November 2008 - 1 March 2009
During this second edition of Rubens Revealed the staff members of the Rubens project conducted a thorough study on The Adoration of the Magi, one of the museum's showpieces.

 
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Heads on Shoulders. Portrait Busts in the Low Countries 1600 1800

12 September 2008 - 14 December 2008
In the autumn of 2008 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp was under the spell of portrait busts.

 
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Jan Cox: Living One's Art

15 March 2008 - 15 June 2008
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp sketched a profile of Belgian artist Jan Cox.

 

2007

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Rubens Revealed: The Prodigal Son

1 December 2007 - 2 March 2008
During the first edition of Rubens Revealed the researchers focused on the different stages of the genesis of Rubens' painting The Prodigal Son.

 
Early-Netherlandish Painters, the Finest Diptychs advertising poster

Early-Netherlandish Painters, the Finest Diptychs

3 March 2007 - 27 May 2007
A unique exhibition that travelled form the National Gallery of Art in Washington to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.

 

2006

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Gorge(l)

7 October 2006 - 7 January 2007
An exhibition on the oppressive and relieving intensity of art.

 
Homo Faber. Jan Fabre in the Royal Museum advertising poster

Jan Fabre at the Royal Museum

12 May 2006 - 3 September 2006
Jan Fabre placed some of his recent sculptures, installations and films next to the icons of the KMSKA.



 

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