CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Leuven te leen

Leuven loans Exhibition: 9 October 2008 - 4 January 2009

The Van der Kelen-Mertens Museum in Leuven is temporarily closed for renovation work. In the meantime, its artworks are on display in several of Belgium’s other museums, including the Groeninge Museum where important paintings and woodcarvings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries have temporarily been given pride of place, beautifully complementing the items in the museum’s own collection. Highlights include a unique Brabantine hour-hand and calendar dial and four monumental panels by Jan van Rillaer, Leuven’s town painter (16th century). The sculptures provide a representative picture of the artistic production of major woodcarving centres in Brabant and Brussels in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In cooperation with the Van der Kelen-Mertens Museum, Leuven | Telephone information: 050/44 87 12