During its renovation works, the BAM presents an exceptional open-air exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Jaume Plensa outside its walls. From Rio de Janeiro to Salzburg by way of New York and Chicago, his work has gained international recognition. It’s no less than about fifteen sculptures that will be brought together in the Mons’ public space.

For the very first time in the history of Mons, there will be a museum-like exhibition of monumental sculptures in the heart of the Doudou City: from the Grand-Place to the Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church by way of the Mayor’s Garden and St. George’s hall - a deconsecrated chapel - very recently renovated and reopened for this unique exhibition. This district demarcates the sacred historical centre of Mons as the city has developed between religious and civil power over the centuries; it’s a strong symbolic axis of the City. Jaume Plensa’s sculptures have the particularity of releasing spiritual energy that the artist cultivates outside any religious framework. This veritable face-to-face encounter between the Catalan sculptor and the exceptional heritage aims to bring out this district’s sacred part, which constitutes the original essence of Mons.


When? From 01/07/23 to 08/10/23

Where? Grand-Place, St. George’s hall, Mayor’s Garden and Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church

Prices: €4 per person (group prices)

>School groups: free (nursery, primary) - €2 per person (secondary and higher)

>Teachers: free on presentation of teacher card

>Guided tour: €90 per group (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and €105 per group (Sundays and public holidays) for a 1.5-hour tour (maximum 20 participants per group) + admission to St. George’s hall (see prices above).

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The exhibition is financed thanks to the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and Wallonia.