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Past exhibitions

En Plein Air │05.05>15.08

The theme of this opening exhibition, in collaboration with the Louvre, was chosen to illustrate the strong link between the museum and the surrounding park. The exhibition outlines, based on a chronological journey of about 100 works, the emergence and gradual development of painting "in the open air", from the 18th century to today, a practice that exactly coincided with the rise and the staging of new delights typical of the modern world: walking, leisure, stroll, vacation, ... Also described as painting "sur le motif" (to paint from nature, on the spot) this practice re ects the artist's desire to express his spontaneity, his freedom and the connexion he feels between himself and nature.

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Biennal of Prints | 17.03 > 14.05.2017:

From March 17 to May 14, 2017, the Museum of La Boverie welcomes the eleventh edition of the Biennial of Prints, which will take its quarters in the new glass gallery, an extension of the architect Rudy Ricciotti. It is therefore the honor—and the challenge—of prints to occupy for the first time this refined space, turned entirely outward. Its cohabitation with the exhibition "Comic Strip Revolution" presented simultaneously in the upper gallery reinforces a coherence and a complementarity between the most diverse forms of graphic art.

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Comic Strip Revolution | 17.03 > 11.06.2017

Through a journey of more than 300 original drawings from French, Belgian, and international artists, the exhibition "Comic Strip Revolution" presents two major reviews, "Métal Hurlant" and (A SUIVRE), which shook up the Ninth Art from the mid-70s up until the end of the 90s.

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23.03.2017 > 10.09.2017: Raoul Ubac Exhibition

It is on the occasion of the Retrospective Raoul Ubac (1910-1985), organized by the Museum of Fine Arts of Liège for the centenary of the artist's birth, that an important collection of work from Raoul Ubac – that of Jacqueline and Alain Trutat – was offered as a donation to the Museum.

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02.06.2017 > 17.09.2017: John Cockerill, 200 years of future

“John Cockerill, 200 years of future” looks back at the saga of the industrial revolution in Wallonia. The exhibition represents a journey through inventions which marked history, urban, sociological, demographic and environmental challenges, and also looks at the men and women who took them up.

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21.06.2017 > 17.09.2017: The Anatomy Lesson, 500 years of History of Medicine

Practising and resorting to medicine means, over and beyond the deployed techniques, also tackling the most fundamental questions that human beings have had to face from the outset, as illness, suffering and death are inherent to the human condition. They pose essential philosophical and religious problems, and raise what are often serious ethical issues for doctors and patients that stir up conflicting desires in them.

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