Medieval sculpture, in a nutshell, presents rich stories beautifully carved in wood or chiselled in stone. Due to the renovation of the Gruuthuse Museum, thirty statues from Bruges will come to M this autumn. They will be presented beside works from M’s own collection. Together, they offer a concise overview of late-Gothic mastery (1350-1550).
The reading Madonna by Adriaen van Wesel, Saint Michael and the dragon, the unique silver justice court bust and two kneeling angels are just a few of the highlights from the Bruges collection. The highpoints of the M collection include a house reredos depicting the marriage of Anna and Joachim that has never been exhibited before and a sixteenth-century wooden statue of Christ by Jan Borman entitled ‘Ecce Homo’.
Moreover, visitors will be given the opportunity to write the labels for the artworks.
The exhibition has been extended until 4 September 2016