Study visit to the exhibition Bernard van Orley with an additional focus on tapestries and stained glass windows

Brussels – Monday 18 March 2019

From 20 February until 26 May 2019 the exhibition Bernard van Orley. Brussels and the Renaissance will take place in BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. On Monday 18 March 2019 CODART organizes a CODARTfocus meeting on the occasion of this exhibition, which will bring together for the first time many artworks of the sixteenth-century artist of the Northern Renaissance to their place of origin: Brussels. The exhibition is a cooperation between the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Royal Museums of Art and History and BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels.

The CODARTfocus will take us for an exclusive visit to the exhibition at BOZAR (closed to the public on Mondays) guided by the curators of the exhibition Ingrid De Meûter, Curator of Tapestries and Textiles, Art & History Museum, Brussels and Véronique Bücken, Curator of Ancient Painting, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels.

Before lunch, participants have the possibility to visit the exhibition Printed Images in the Age of Bruegel that also takes place at BOZAR, with Joris Van Grieken, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels.

In the afternoon, we will walk to the nearby Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula where we can admire the stained glass windows designed by Bernard van Orley. Yvette Vanden Bemden, specialist stained glass windows, Professor Emeritus at the University of Namur, Belgium and Boardmember of the Corpus Vitrearum Belgium will guide us. We will conclude this CODARTfocus with a visit to the Art & History Museum (formerly known as the Cinquantenaire Museum) to study Bernard van Orley’s tapestry series The History of Jacob guided by Ingrid De Meûter.

Registration will open in January 2019. Please find the preliminary program here.
This CODARTfocus is also open for members of CIETA – Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens and members of the Contactgroep Vroege Nederlandse Kunst. Register soon as space is limited.

This event is a collaboration between CODART, the Art & History Museum, Brussels, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium,Brussels, BOZAR, the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, and the CIETA – Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens and the Contactgroep Vroege Nederlandse Kunst. We thank the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague for its ongoing support of CODART.