The Ensor and Spilliaert Wing
Two Masters of Ostend

Summer 2016

Mu.ZEE has dedicated a new museum wing to James Ensor (1860-1949) and Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946), two Ostend natives known as ‘masters of light’.

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20 October – 23 December 2016

From 20 October to 23 December 2016, the VNH Gallery & GALLERIA CONTINUA will present RESPECT, a multifaceted exhibition developed in three phases and focusing on one of the principle figures of Arte Povera: Michelangelo Pistoletto.

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Francis Bacon:
From Picasso to Velázquez

30 September 2016 – 8 January 2017

Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez presents a selection of nearly 90 of the Anglo-Irish artist’s most compelling paintings, including many rarely exhibited works, alongside those by artists who influenced his career.

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Lab’Bel and the Bel Group

The Laughing Cow®
collector’s edition box
by Jonathan Monk

The Laughing Cow® continues to prepare for its 100th anniversary in 2021 with a third collector’s edition box designed by British conceptual artist Jonathan Monk.

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Tate Modern

The New Tate Modern

Opens 17 June 2016

The new Tate Modern opens to the public on Friday 17 June 2016. Created by world-leading architects Herzog & de Meuron, it represents the most important new cultural building to open in the UK for almost twenty years.

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Windows on the City:
The School of Paris, 1900–1945

22 April – 23 October 2016

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900 – 1945 includes some of the most influential paintings and sculptures of the last century, created by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso.

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Beirut Art Fair

7th Edition

15 – 18 September 2016

In addition to uncovering the brightest young artistic talents from the ME.NA.SA region (Middle East – North Africa – South Asia), the 2016 BEIRUT ART FAIR (15 – 18 September) will also explore the unique historical trajectory of modernism in the Middle East, all while offering a program rich in visits, encounters and exchanges.

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Andy Warhol. Shadows

26 February 2016 – 2 October 2016

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Shadows (1977–78) by Andy Warhol, a monumental artwork of 102 large format, silkscreened panels that reflect some of Warhol’s explorations with abstraction through his signature palette of bright and cheerful hues.

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