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From Flanders, Belgiumm


E-newsletter June 2008

Design in the Fifties and Sixties: A great deal of 1950s and 1960s design has passed the test of time extremely well and even grown to icon status. Don't miss this exciting exhibition held at the Design Museum of Ghent from July 11 through October 12, 2008. As an extra bonus the museum features the exhibition "Design with a Smile" which focuses on designs and objects by modern surrealists, demonstrating that nothing is as it appears. MORE

Brussels Flower Carpet : A million begonias for one single carpet! The famous Carpet of Flowers covers over 3,000 square feet right in the center of the Grand Place which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. With a different design each time, these begonias offer a wide range of vivid and glowing colors and can be best admired from the balcony of the City Hall, which is open to the public for the occasion.  MORE

It's not only Rock 'n' roll Baby!: To mark the 33rd anniversary of the legendary Belgian rock festival, Rock Werchter, Bozar is organizing this Rock 'n' Roll exhibition. It provides insight into the role of visual art in the creation of their music. The exhibition features work by bands and musicians from the 1970s through today, such as Brian Eno, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Pete Doherty and many others. The exhibition provides insight into the role of visual art in the creation of their music. MORE

Ommegang Pageant : This yearly colorful pageant on Brusselsí GrandíPlace commemorates a celebration in honor of Emperor Charles V in the 16th century. This year the event takes place on July 1 and is repeated on July 3, 2008. The festival accommodates 3,000 seating places and reservations should be made well in advance by email. MORE

From Brueghel to Rubens:Through September 21, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels reassembles fifty outstanding works of art by the Masters of the Low Countries between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, such as Hans Memling, Quinten Metsys, Jan Gossaert, Pieter Breugel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck.The paintings are on loan from the collection held in trust by Queen Elizabeth II. MORE

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