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15 exhibitions to see in the Brussels museums as soon as they reopen (autumn - winter 2020)

Can't wait to go out again and get away from it all? Mark up your agenda, our selection of 15 exhibitions promises you many comforting cultural outings for the end of the year!  

Many museums reopen their doors on December 1st! Consult our frequently updated list of reopenings and contact the museum before your visit.

Belgisch Design Belge - Design Museum Brussels

30-09-2020 > 03-10-2021

Little by little, the history of Belgian design. On the occasion of its name change, the Design Museum Brussels (formerly ADAM) inaugurates a new permanent space dedicated to Belgian design. In the form of a pop-up that will change over time, the exhibition highlights the museum's selections of plastic objects but also showcases private Belgian collections, including those of the King Baudouin Foundation.

If UR Reading This It's 2 Late, Vol. 3 - Tony Cokes - ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts

08-01-2021 onwards

Named after a 2015 Drake mixtape, this first exhibition in Belgium dedicated to the American artist Tony Cokes focuses on mixing as an artistic practice. Through his videos composed of existing tracks and large-format text fragments, the artist forges new meanings that encompass pop culture, capitalism and racial issues.

Hotel Beethoven - BOZAR

13-10-2020 > 14-02-2021

"250 years after his birth, Ludwig van Beethoven is more than ever an icon. "To celebrate this anniversary, BOZAR is opening the doors of the HOTEL BEETHOVEN, an exhibition dedicated to the musical genius of the composer whose work still marks our time. Through works of art, manuscripts and instruments, we discover a new way of listening.

Embrasez-vous ! - art et marges musée museum

22-10-2020 > 25-04-2021

Another anniversary, that of art et marges musée musuem, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a bang! For the occasion, the museum welcomes a dozen artists-friends with dazzling temperament to dialogue with its incredible collection of art brut and outsider art. Simply flamboyant!

Kurt Lewy - Towards Abstraction - Jewish Museum of Belgium

11-09-2020 > 07-02-2021

Chronicle of a return to basics. The new exhibition of the Jewish Museum of Belgium brings out of the shadows a now sadly forgotten essential figure of the 20th century : the German painter, enameller and illustrator Kurt Lewy. Through his career, marked by the Second World War and his escape to Belgium, we discover an emblematic journey of the 20th century which starts with figuration and ends with abstraction. Bye-bye "the unnecessary, the ephemeral, the chaotic"!

Saint-Géry : The Past Present - Halles Saint-Géry

24-09-2020 > 08-01-2021

Curious to know how the heart of Brussels was born? According to the legend, our city was once summed up by the existence of the Parish of Saint-Géry. The Halles, exhibition venue that replaced it, is therefore the perfect place for this show that covers the 500 years that have shaped the city and our daily lives!

Mabele eleki lola! – ‘La Terre, plus belle que le paradis’ - AfricaMuseum

29-10-2020 > 21-02-2021

Short trip to Tervuren for the first temporary exhibition of the AfricaMuseum. At the instigation of curator and writer In Koli Jean Bofane, we explore the spiritual side of Freddy Tsimba's work. The artist from Kinshasa uses traditional forging and sculptural techniques to transform the metal of conflict into the raw material of new stories. His monumental works are displayed here in front of thirty pieces of the museum collection, most of which have never been shown before. Let's go!

Be Modern - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

02-10-2020 > 24-01-2021

Broadening one's horizons through art is to some extent the invitation launched by the 'Be Modern' exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Through the great names of Belgian and international modernism (Picasso, Klee, Tuymans, Donas, Matisse, Bacon, ...) and some 150 works from the museum's modern and contemporary art collection, the history of the visual arts is retraced. A journey between freedom and experimentation.

Superstudio Migrazioni - CIVA

15-01-2021 > 16-05-2021

An important source of inspiration for today's young architects and artists, the work of Superstudio, an architectural firm founded in 1966 in Florence, remains surprisingly contemporary, activist and poetic. Through the prism of "migrations" (migrazioni), the exhibition, like the studio, leads us to question the ways of living in a world transformed by capitalist forces and technical developments.

The Light House - Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

22-10-2020 > 31-01-2021

Celestial, cloudy or chromatic, light definitely fascinates and one can only hope to find it at the end of the tunnel these days! Perhaps this is what inspired the Boghossian Foundation for its new exhibition 'The Light House'. In a succession of immersive experiences, both personal and collective, light floods us through the works of 21 major contemporary artists, covering nearly 60 years of artistic representation.

Gauthier Hubert, ...fils de ... (les Retrouvailles) - Botanique

04-12-2020 > 31-01-2021

In the new exhibition at the Botanique, the Belgian painter Gauthier Hubert brings together paintings that originally had no connection with each other, but here they rediscover their fundamental familiarity.

Midam, The journey of a Kid from Brussels - Belgian Comic Strip Centre

29-09-2020 > 07-03-2021

Kid Paddle, does that ring a bell? From his first drawings to his most recent works, the Belgian author Midam cultivates the art of laughter and gags through a crazy video game universe. Rediscover this essential European comic talent with the whole family until March.

It never ends: John M Armleder & Guests - KANAL Centre Pompidou

24-09-2020 > 25-04-2021

Looking for a larger than life experience? Swiss artist John M Armleder, one of the major figures in contemporary art over the last 50 years, has taken over the Showroom of the former Citroën garage with new monumental installations designed especially for the place. 'It Never Ends' is intended as a meeting place to plunge into the world of the artist and his loved ones.

KBR Museum - KBR

28-09-2020 > 01-10-2021

Masterpieces preserved in Belgium are often underestimated, and yet! The KBR Museum, a brand new museum, unveils a national treasure that has been hidden for 600 years: the library of the Dukes of Burgundy and its precious collection of 15th century manuscripts. True masterpieces of emotions that have survived the ravages of time!

Fake for Real - House of European History

24-10-2020 > 28-10-2021

Bombarded by fake news? This latest exhibition will allow you to question the true and the false with a good dose of critical thinking. From Antiquity to today, discover the reconstructions and falsifications that have marked history.

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