In the spring of 2024, the Museum of Fine Arts of Mons is devoting an original exhibition to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
The exhibition explores the narrative of his artistic career in which Belgium - this fertile ground that allowed his art to flourish - is the centerpiece. Thanks to numerous discoveries and comparisons with Rodin’s sources of inspiration (Michelangelo, Vesalius, Mabuse, Rubens), it will also reveal Rodin’s interest in the artistic innovations of the Renaissance, which have scarcely been taken into account until now. In this respect, the exhibition will allow visitors to take a new look at the priceless heritage of Mons, with a selection of works from the Puissant collection, but also works by Jacques du Broeucq, the teacher of Giambologna, belonging to the treasury of Saint Waltrude  Collegiate Church.

Finally, thanks to the exceptional collaboration of Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, Rodin is still relevant, almost paradoxically, as an essential milestone on the road to contemporary art.
The exhibition will feature nearly two hundred sculptures - some of them monumental - drawings, engravings and paintings from the Rodin museum in Paris, international institutions and private collections.

The exhibition is curated by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Honorary Managing Director of L’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), and Christina Buley-Uribe, Art Historian specializing in Rodin’s graphic works.


Book your guided tour now!

When? 16 Apr - 18 Aug 2024

Where? CAP/Mons Museum of Fine Arts

Admission fees:

>Guided tours: €65 per group (Monday* to Saturday) and €80 (Sundays and public holidays) for a 1 hr 30 min tour (maximum 20 participants per group)

>€12 for individuals (group rate)

>School groups: free (for nursery, primary and secondary schools in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation) - €2 per person (for secondary schools outside the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and higher education).

>Teachers: free on presentation of teacher's card

*The museum is open on Mondays during school term times for guided group tours only.

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