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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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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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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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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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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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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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25.10.2017 > 21.01.2018: Europalia Indonesia - Archipelagos

Located in the heart of an Asia which is "to the South of China, to the East of India", Indonesia and its more than 17,000 islands are spread out over a surface area equivalent to that of the European Union. Area of confluences and encounters, the Indonesian archipelago has always been one of the most important crossroads of world trade, where Austronesian ships, Arab dhows, Chinese junks, Iberian caravels, and other ships of the East India Companies before the container carriers and oil tankers of today.

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Feb 26, 2018 11:00 AM to Apr 26, 2018 12:00 PM

BIP, the Biennale de l’Image Possible, presents photographs, videos and visual arts installations in various combinations. Through its artistic selection, the BIP interrogates contemporary images and the relationships we engage in with them.

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Viva Roma! – 25.04.2018 > 26.08.2018

Apr 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Aug 26, 2018 06:00 PM

In partnership with the Louvre Museum, this new international calibre exhibition brings us to Rome through expressions of European paintings.  The exhibition takes us along the footprints of the “Grand Tour” followers, ancestors of current tourists, who travelled in order to refine their education, but also artists, amateurs, and art collectors.

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Fernand Flausch Retrospective

Apr 20, 2018 10:00 AM to Jul 31, 2018 06:00 PM

Renowned internationally at 25 years old during the São Paulo Art Biennial in 1973 and recognised in the Cité ardente for his public work of art, La Mort de l’automobile, installed since 1980 on a main road of the Sart-Tilman University campus, the Liegeois artist Fernand Flausch (1948-2013) is the subject of an important retrospective at La Boverie Museum starting 20 April until 30 July 2018.

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Oct 05, 2018 10:00 AM to Nov 25, 2018 11:00 AM

The 2018 edition is scheduled to last from 5 October until 25 November, and will take place in Liege and its province, with the participation of other cities in the Belgian and Dutch province of Limburg and of Aachen in Germany.

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Mady Andrien

Jan 18, 2019 10:00 AM to Mar 03, 2019 05:00 PM

Mady Andrien (born in Engis, in 1941) is a fully-fledged sculptor. His favourite materials are earth as well as bronze and steel, for works integrated in the public space.

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