9 September 2019 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. To coincide with the anniversary, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is undertaking a unique enterprise by staging a monograph exhibition of the 16th century’s greatest Netherlandish painter. The exhibition is to run from October 2018 to January 2019, ushering in the anniversary year.
The exhibition is the result of a research project on Pieter Bruegel the Elder which the Kunsthistorisches Museum has started in 2012. The project is headed by Elke Oberthaler (Head of the Conservation Studio, Paintings Department, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria) and Sabine Pénot (Curator of Netherlandish and Dutch Paintings, Paintings Department, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria). The exhibition is being developed in collaboration with the co-curators Professor Manfred Sellink (General director and head curator, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerpen (Antwerp), Belgium,) and Professor Ron Spronk (Professor of art history, Queen’s University – Department of Art, Kingston, Canada; Hieronymus Bosch Chair, Radboud Universiteit – Art history department, Nijmegen, Netherlands).
Please see www.bruegel2018.at for the most up-to-date exhibition information.