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A period of resentment, illness and misery led audelaire, author of Les Fleurs du Mal, to write an offensive pamphlet – unpublished in his lifetime, Pauvre Belgique!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.
Thursday September 14, 2017 - 6.30 pm
Baudelaire and Dandyism
Conference by the Ambassador of France to the Kingdom of Belgium, Claude-France Arnould (in French)
Throughout this story, the Maison du Roi, where the exhibition is held, occupies a special place. It was on the pretext of giving five conferences in this venerable building that led Baudelaire to settle in Brussels in 1864. This was where the historical meeting between Baudelaire and Brussels failed to take place, and where they would be reunited 150 years later.
Booking : email@example.com
Place: Gothic Room at the Brussels Town Hall
Admission: € 8, € 6, € 4, € 0
Sunday September 3, 2017
First sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of every month admission to the museum is free.
Monday 2 and Tuesday October 3, 2017
The conservation of the tapestry cartoon of Pieter Coecke,
The martyrdom of St.Paul
To mark the completion of the project "Recovery of an exceptional piece..", the City of Brussels, in cooperation with the Historic Monuments and Sites Department, is organising two study days on 2 and 3 October 2017.