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Exhibition Lluïsa Vidal at MNAC in Barcelona – from 23 September 2016 to 15 January 2017


Lluïsa Vidal (1876-1918), painter, draftswoman and illustrator, formed part of young generation of Catalan modernist artists. She was great portrait painter, very valued for her capacity to grasp the emotional state of portrayed, quality that it will very appreciate in the most representative portraits present on the exhibitions, in which it is perceive the influence of the Spanish classicals mesters.

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Picture: Lluïsa Vidal, portrait of the writer Dlors Montserda, c 1914 © Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Exhibition Hungarian Christmas. Beginning of the 20th century at the Museum Riga Art Nouveau Centre – from 9 December 2016 to 15 January 2017


The Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary, the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, Zempleni museum and the vintage toy collector Mariann Karlocai invite you to the exhibition Hungarian Christmas. Beginning of the 20th century at the Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre”.

The exhibition will show the Christmas decorations, toys and reproductions of old postcards from Hungary of the beginning of 20th century and porcelain of the Hungarian porcelain factory Herend.

Curator of the exhibition: the museologist Julia Kulich.

Opening hours: every day, except Mondays, 10.00-18.00.

Poster of the exhibition


Picture: Poster of the exhibition

Exceptional opening to the public of five prestigious Art Nouveau mansions in Brussel – until December 2016


The Max Hallet, Solvay, Tassel, Van Eetvelde and the Autrique House will be exceptionally open on several Saturdays of October November and December 2016 for one-hour visits in French, Dutch and English, organised by the Voir & Dire Bruxelles association.

Compulsory booking.

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Picture: Victor Horta, Hotel Van Eetvelde, 1895-1897 © Voir et Dire Bruxelles, 2016

Exhibition I, Gustave at the Halles Saint-Gery in Brussels – from 9 Septembre to 28 November 2016


A family-oriented exhibition to explore the enchanting world of Brussels architect Gustave Strauven.

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek native Gustave Strauven is a character who’s worth the detour. Bold, masterful and, from time to time, whimsical, he was the architect for some sixty buildings in Brussels.

This fun exhibition gives you the chance to get inside the mind of the great Strauven. Gustave the bold will introduce you to his repertoire of materials and the unlikely combinations he came up with. Gustave the masterful will show you the extent of his vocabulary, before the colourist comes on stage to amaze you with his palette. The composer will draw you into the third dimension that brings his façades to life. The charmer will challenge you, shhh!

Why not come to Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen and seek out those small details that make all the difference.

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Picture: Poster of the exhibition © SPRB/BDU, Brussels

Congress Sculpting the Sculptor at the University in Barcelona – from 10 to 11 November 2016


The Congress Sculpting the Sculptor addresses the processes by which the sculptor evolves and develops their professional career, from start to end. It also analyses the processes that result in the relative success, among their peers and for the future generations, of both the sculptor and their work.

SESSION 3. The trade of the sculptor abroad: voyages and intercultural connection in Europe (c. 1890-1915)

The goal of this thematic field is to explore the relationships established between the different cultures, artistic manifestations or training methodologies as a result of the voyages or sojourns by certain sculptors abroad. On a geographical level this table will focus on Europe, with a special interest in Paris, London and Rome, which attracted the highest number of Catalan and Spanish artists as the principal cultural centers of the chronological period considered.

Organised by the research group GRACMON of the Art History Department of the University of Barcelona

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Picture: Cecil Howard, Boxer torso © GRACMON

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium