Thursday September 07 > Sunday March 11, 2018
Baudelaire >< Brussels
Towards the end of his life, Charles Baudelaire spent two years in Brussels, from 1864 to 1866. A period of resentment, illness and misery led audelaire, author of Les Fleurs du Mal, to write an offensive pamphlet – unpublished in his lifetime, Pauvre Belgique! This pamphlet contains all the poet's grievances against Belgium and is the underlying theme of this exhibition.
This pamphlet contains all the poet's grievances against Belgium and is the underlying theme of this exhibition. In addition to the poet's defamatory comments, we invite you on a unique, irreverent visit to the Belgian capital in the 1860s, with Baudelaire as your guide. This is Brussels towards the end of King Leopold I's reign, with the Senne, black soap, dogcarts and the first photographs.
Sunday November 5, 2017
First sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of every month admission to the museum is free.
The Brussels City Museum is the Belgian museum chosen to participate in Muséomix 2017! What is Muséomix?
Muséomix is the first international cultural makeathon that mixes skills and insights. Muséomix is a gathering of mediators, tinkerers, designers, developers, graphic designers, communicators, artists, writers, scientists … at the heart of a museum to experiment and connect together. Muséomix is a 3-day creative sprint to invent, design, prototype and test innovative museum installations with new technologies. Muséomix is a international event : other participating museums : 12 participating countries
Sunday, November 12 from 4 to 8 pm: the public is invited to come and test the prototypes developed during the weekend (free entry)