Category Archives: Exhibition

Upcoming: Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia

The theme of enchanting homeliness by painter Rik Wouters, as well as the intimate feeling of sanctity between him and his wife Nel, forms the premise of this exhibition. In our region, Wouters was the only artist to combine Post-Impressionist painting techniques with simple domestic scenes. His expressive brush strokes and the unfinished style of […]

(Behind) the Clothes.

On 5th June, Bruno Pieters, Belgian fashion designer and art director highly regarded for his avant-garde creations and sharp tailoring, believes that “fashion is about beauty and that the story behind fashion can be equally beautiful”, presents (Behind) the Clothes. The future of Fashion is not just about new trends, it is about the urgent […]

Cristóbal Balenciaga: The cocoon silhouette vs the New Look

Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions that he gives us. – Christian Dior These words famously pronounced by Christian Dior in 1955, at the height of his own career, perfectly summarize Cristóbal Balenciaga’s undisputed leading role in fashion […]

Looking back towards the future: the work of Issey Miyake

At the close of Balenciaga’s house in 1968, Issey Miyake witnessed, as a design assistant at the atelier of Guy  Laroche, the May 1968 student revolts in Paris, with the motto “sous les pavés la plage”. The freedom and rebellious, creative spirit of these revolts inspired Miyake: when he established his own house in 1970, […]

Game Changers: The Conservation of a Balenciaga Dress

With our newest exhibition Game Changers, MoMu wanted to tell the story of how Balenciaga and the generations after have changed the feminine silhouette from waist-obsessed to free form. To portray this liberating story, MoMu acquired the most astonishing pieces from the Balenciaga archives. But not all of them were in the greatest conditions. Thankfully, our […]

UNIQLO MoMu Sundays

MoMu is collaborating with Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO! From now on, the Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO provides free entrance to all the visitors to the Game Changers exhibition every first Sunday. The UNIQLO MoMu Sundays take place on the shopping Sundays and start from the first of May 2016. Inspired by the ‘Free Friday Night’ collaboration […]

Game-Changing Moments, Paco Rabanne’s 1966 Manifesto collection

“I have always had the impression of being a time accelerator. Of going as far as is reasonable for one’s time and not indulge in the morbid pleasure of the known things, which I view as decay. I talk of mutation, of the unquenchable thirst for novelty, and of permanent rupture. To be fixed in […]

MoMu Sessions 11|05|2016

As a little something extra to the Game Changers expo, MoMu will be organizing MoMu Sessions on the 11th May! We have invited a panel of speakers ready to tell you more about the game-changing phenomenon in fashion. Sushi and drinks will be provided to close everything off in style! Excited yet? Head over to […]

Installing Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection

On Wednesday 20th April, MoMu will open its newest exhibition in the gallery of the museum: Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection! Itchiku Kubota was an innovative Japanese textile artist who was anything but traditional. His spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono. His understanding of both the Japanese and the […]

Heritage Day: Rituals, Traditions & Dreams at MoMu

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate cultural heritage during Heritage Day on Sunday, 24 April! This year it is all about rituals! MoMu will be organizing some great activities for you and your family & friends to enjoy! First of all, visitors can visit our newest exhibition ‘Game Changers. Reinventing the 20th Century […]