Category Archives: Exhibition

Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia – Line Drawings

Wouters made several portraits of Nel in her famous dress with the red stripes. One such example is this work, Reading Woman (green book). Due do their limited financial means, Nel owned only a handful of fancy dresses, which she had ordered to be made using bright colours to inspire her husband. These dresses therefore […]

RECOLLECTION – ART & FASHION

It’s no secret that Belgium is proud of its local artists and designers. With an international reputation, Belgium is on the forefront when it comes to artistry. With that being said, Belfius opened its Belfius archives and created a new expo ‘RECOLLECTION – ART & FASHION’ featuring works of Belgian artists such as Rubens, Pourbus, […]

Margiela. The Hermès Years

MoMu excitedly announces its upcoming exhibition Margiela. The Hermès Years that will be on display from 31 March 2017 to 27 August 2017. For the first time, Margiela’s collection from 1997 to 2003 will be displayed. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his […]

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia has reached 12.000 visitors in its first month!

  Fantastic news! MoMu’s latest expo Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia has reached 12.000 visitors in its first month! Deputy Province of Antwerp, Luk Lemmens: “We are celebrating the 100th death anniversary of the painter Rik Wouters. We are excited that this collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp has started this successfully!” […]

MoMu X Limited Edition: Rug Dirk Van Saene

Each exhibition, MoMu devotes a room in the back of the exhibition area for a special collaboration with an artist or a designer. For our Rik Wouters exhibition, MoMu has teamed up with Limited Edition and Belgian Designer Dirk Van Saene for a unique piece of artwork. Dirk Van Saene, a fashion designer and member of […]

MoMu Gallery – Natan: the Dress – 16/10/2016 > 4/12/2016

In 2016, the Belgian fashion house Natan is planning to gift a couture creation to the ModeMuseum Antwerpen (Antwerp Fashion Museum). As a result of this gift, the ModeMuseum has created a film documenting the entire design and manufacturing process of the dress. The film records the various stages of the creative process of the […]

We are closed!

Game Changers is a wrap! We are officially closed until 16th September. We hope to see you on 17th September with our brand new expo Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia.

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 […]