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January Place Events
1st Brussels

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), a court painter famed throughout Europe, created a synthesis of the nuances and paradoxes of his time. His works remained a source of inspiration for many artists right into the twentieth century. BOZAR and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp immerses itself in his oeuvre once more. The themes of violence, power, lust, religion, elegance, and poetry are explored in works by the master and his heirs. Among other works, the exhibition includes paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Delacroix, as well as etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso, who was often dubbed "the Rubens of the 20th century".

From September 25th, 2014 to January 01st, 2015

1-4 Brussels

TREASURES OF COSTA RICA

This exhibition provides a golden opportunity to explore the art and culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica. Sandwiched between two oceans, this volcanic country covered by forests (tropical humid and dry) has a particular cultural identity that has been determined by its geography and rich fauna and flora and by its location between the influences of Mesoamerica and Columbia. This prestigious exhibition shows objects never presented outside of Costa Rica like wonderful golden objects, sculptures in basalt and wood and jade pendants.

From September 26th, 2014 to January 04th, 2015

1-11 Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

24-31 Mons

MONS 2015 - VAN GOGH IN THE BORINAGE, THE BIRTH OF AN ARTIST

In 1878, at the age of 25, Vincent van Gogh arrived in the Mons area as a preacher and lived with the coal miners. A special attention will be paid at the exhibit to these impressive correspondences, and Many aspects of the beginning of his gift as an artist appear to us as an indication of his entire career and will be shown at the exhibit.

From January 24th to May 17, 2015

All Month Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

February Place Events
All Month Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

All Month Mons

MONS 2015-VAN GOGH IN THE BORINAGE, THE BIRTH OF AN ARTIST

In 1878, at the age of 25, Vincent van Gogh arrived in the Mons area as a preacher and lived with the coal miners. A special attention will be paid at the exhibit to these impressive correspondences, and Many aspects of the beginning of his gift as an artist appear to us as an indication of his entire career and will be shown at the exhibit.

From January 24th to May 17, 2015

March Place Events
14-31 Mons

Mons 2015 - VERLAINE, CELL N˚2, POETIC TURBULENCES

Paul Verlaine is one of the most talented and popular French poets. In 1872, he started love affair with the poet Arthur Rimbaud. At the age of 29, in a drunken, jealous rage, Paul Verlaine fired two shots on Rimbaud. Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned in Mons.” Romances sans paroles” was outcome of this period, followed by “Sagesse”. The exhibition will be read like an epic novel with numerous objects and previously unseen works illustrating this incredible saga. It will show Verlaine’s constant struggle between sin and repentance.

From March 14th to June 14th, 2015

All Month Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

All Month Mons

MONS 2015-VAN GOGH IN THE BORINAGE, THE BIRTH OF AN ARTIST

In 1878, at the age of 25, Vincent van Gogh arrived in the Mons area as a preacher and lived with the coal miners. A special attention will be paid at the exhibit to these impressive correspondences, and Many aspects of the beginning of his gift as an artist appear to us as an indication of his entire career and will be shown at the exhibit.

From January 24th to May 17, 2015

April Place Events
1-26 Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

All Month Mons

Mons 2015 - VERLAINE, CELL N˚2, POETIC TURBULENCES

Paul Verlaine is one of the most talented and popular French poets. In 1872, he started love affair with the poet Arthur Rimbaud. At the age of 29, in a drunken, jealous rage, Paul Verlaine fired two shots on Rimbaud. Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned in Mons.” Romances sans paroles” was outcome of this period, followed by “Sagesse”. The exhibition will be read like an epic novel with numerous objects and previously unseen works illustrating this incredible saga. It will show Verlaine’s constant struggle between sin and repentance.

From March 14th to June 14th, 2015

May Place Events
1-17 Mons

MONS 2015 - VAN GOGH IN THE BORINAGE, THE BIRTH OF AN ARTIST

In 1878, at the age of 25, Vincent van Gogh arrived in the Mons area as a preacher and lived with the coal miners. A special attention will be paid at the exhibit to these impressive correspondences, and Many aspects of the beginning of his gift as an artist appear to us as an indication of his entire career and will be shown at the exhibit.

From January 24th to May 17, 2015

All Month Mons

Mons 2015 - VERLAINE, CELL N˚2, POETIC TURBULENCES

Paul Verlaine is one of the most talented and popular French poets. In 1872, he started love affair with the poet Arthur Rimbaud. At the age of 29, in a drunken, jealous rage, Paul Verlaine fired two shots on Rimbaud. Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned in Mons.” Romances sans paroles” was outcome of this period, followed by “Sagesse”. The exhibition will be read like an epic novel with numerous objects and previously unseen works illustrating this incredible saga. It will show Verlaine’s constant struggle between sin and repentance.

From March 14th to June 14th, 2015

June Place Events
1-14 Mons

Mons 2015 - VERLAINE, CELL N˚2, POETIC TURBULENCES

Paul Verlaine is one of the most talented and popular French poets. In 1872, he started love affair with the poet Arthur Rimbaud. At the age of 29, in a drunken, jealous rage, Paul Verlaine fired two shots on Rimbaud. Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned in Mons.” Romances sans paroles” was outcome of this period, followed by “Sagesse”. The exhibition will be read like an epic novel with numerous objects and previously unseen works illustrating this incredible saga. It will show Verlaine’s constant struggle between sin and repentance.

From March 14th to June 14th, 2015

17-21 Waterloo

BICENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO 1815-2015

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, two large re-enactments are organized to relive you one of the greatest moments of recent European history. The two re-enactments should be able to benefit from the presence of more than 5,000 participants, 300 horses and cavaliers and some 100 canons. A figure that has never before been achieved!

July Place Events
21 Public Holiday INDEPENDENCE DAY
August Place Events
15 Public Holiday ASSUMPTION DAY
September Place Events
October Place Events
18-31 Mons

Mons 2015 -THE MAN, THE DRAGON, THE DEATH

Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of St George and the Dragon that took place at the beginning of the fourth century. The Saint George exhibition reveal that the traditional image of Saint George being a powerful stimulant of the imagination. It shows how the legend of Saint George and the Dragon is perceived as man’s struggles against hostile forces, and also man’s struggle against himself in affirming his own destiny.

From October 18th 2015 to January 16th 2016

November Place Events
1 Public Holiday ALL SAINT'S DAY
11 Public Holiday ARMISTICE DAY
All Month Mons

Mons 2015 -THE MAN, THE DRAGON, THE DEATH

Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of St George and the Dragon that took place at the beginning of the fourth century. The Saint George exhibition reveal that the traditional image of Saint George being a powerful stimulant of the imagination. It shows how the legend of Saint George and the Dragon is perceived as man’s struggles against hostile forces, and also man’s struggle against himself in affirming his own destiny.

From October 18th 2015 to January 16th 2016

December Place Events
25 Public Holiday CHRISTMAS
All Month Mons

Mons 2015 - THE MAN, THE DRAGON, THE DEATH

Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of St George and the Dragon that took place at the beginning of the fourth century. The Saint George exhibition reveal that the traditional image of Saint George being a powerful stimulant of the imagination. It shows how the legend of Saint George and the Dragon is perceived as man’s struggles against hostile forces, and also man’s struggle against himself in affirming his own destiny.

From October 18th 2015 to January 16th 2016

 

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Brussels, the living guide: www.timeout.com/brussels/index.html
Jazz in Belgium: www.jazzinbelgium.com
Concerts at the Ancienne Belgique Concert Hall in Brussels: www.abconcerts.be
Concerts at Forest National: www.forestnational.be
The Classics:
Program of the Royal Opera, Brussels: www.lamonnaie.be
Bozar: www.bozar.be
Flagey: www.flagey.be
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