Willy Decourty, Mayor, Yves de Jonghe d’Ardoye, Minister for Culture and Deputy, along with Claire Leblanc, Curator, invite you to enjoy the new season at the Museum of Ixelles.
This summer, allow the Museum of Ixelles to tempt you with a sensational programme!
Two new and original exhibitions are the highlights of our cultural line-up.
CHAT NOIR. Art and Pleasures of the Belle Époque
This ingenious exhibition, created in close collaboration with the Montmartre Museum in Paris, takes you inside the unique world of avant-garde art, literature and music from the celebrated Montmartre cabaret of the Belle Époque era. Documents, archives and audio clips as well as major works from Lautrec, Steinlen and Vuillard will greet you as you enter legendary Paris in 1900. Discover the incredible variety of scenes of Bohemian artistic life from a time that still fascinates today.
The Musuem of Ixelles is delighted to highlight the prolific and unique work of an artist with a fresh and sensitive approach. Although influenced by the major abstract movements of her day, (constructivism, cubism and lyricism) Mig Quinet remained fiercely independent and solitary. Thus, she delivered a singularly artistic world feverishly deploying a full colour palette and a joyous luminosity. Her poetic and intuitive work displays an exuberant vision of life. Sensitive and spirited, Quinet’s paintings easily stand the test of time. They are teeming with life and bursting with emotion. She is one of history’s great masters of Belgian abstraction whose passionate paintings remain current.
In addition to these exhibitions, the new season provides an opportunity to rediscover our permanent collections before they become inaccessible due to major construction works taking place to improve gallery conditions. Work begins at the end of October 2013 and will continue for one year.
Don’t miss out on this sensational summer season!
Willy Decourty Yves de Jonghe Claire Leblanc
Mayor Honorary Deputy - Alderman of the Culture Conservator