The exhibition Prints in the Age of Bruegel, presented jointly by BOZAR and the Royal Library of Belgium, paints a picture of print production in the Southern Netherlands in the age of Bruegel. The famous painter’s own production is only the tip of the iceberg: in the shadow of this giant there are many gems of printmaking to be discovered. The medium was both varied and flexible, used for several forms of visual communication ranging from newsprints to political propaganda. Far from everything that rolled off the presses was intended to be art, although talented painters, sculptors and architects almost always guaranteed a good design. The arrival and flourishing of the art of printmaking in the age of Bruegel is therefore not just an artistic success story. Brilliant craftsmanship and a bold spirit of enterprise also played a major role.


Bruegel lovers do not miss: 


06.04 - 20.10.2019 - Bokrijk

The World of Bruegel

07.04 - 28.07.2019 - Kasteel van Gaasbeek

Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered

07.04- 31.10.2019 - Dilbeek

De blik van Bruegel: reconstructie van het landschap

18.10.2019 - 18.10.2020 – Porte de Hal - Hallepoort

Back to Bruegel. Experience the 16th Century

05.10.2019 - 26.01.2020 - Snijders en Rockoxhuis

Jan Brueghel I (1568–1625). An excellent draughtsman

15.10.2019 - 16.02.2020 - Royal Library of Belgium

Bruegel in Black and White

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    Belgian Red Devil player visits BOZAR

    Last May, Belgian Red Devil player and experienced Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier paid a visit to BOZAR. This was an opportunity for the star footballer to strengthen his cultural links. 

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  • Who's that girl?

    Meet Margaret of Austria, poster girl of our brand new exhibition Bernard van Orley. Here’s a quick overview of a roller coaster life between power and tragedy.

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  • Family Day - in the age of Bruegel

    On Sunday 31 March you and your family and friends will be plunged into the 16th century, the age of Bruegel. There’s plenty to see and visit and an awful lot to do. Here are 5 fun workshops and special activities which will be running non-stop between 10am and 5pm during our Family Day:

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  • Fantastic Beasts

    And we know Where to Find Them. Our exhibition Prints in the Age of Bruegel is positively teeming with them! From the (almost) scientifically accurate to the mythological; sometimes hiding in a corner, sometimes taking centre stage. So let’s go on a safari through the 16th century imagination.

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  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s art!

    We’ve already had Tintin, Magritte, Les Diables Rouges, Tomorrowland and the Smurfs themed aeroplanes, and today Brussels Airlines is unveiling its 6th Belgian Icon: a unique aeroplane inspired by the Flemish painter Bruegel the Elder. A gigantic flying artwork and the most complex aeroplane design in the world will take to the skies as of 3 May.

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  • An interview with architect Kiki Verbeeck

    "The exceptions define the standard"

    How do you turn a stack of prints into an interesting exhibition? BOZAR put this question to Kiki Verbeeck, who together with Yves Malisse runs architecture firm URA. They were asked to design the exhibition Prints in the Age of Bruegel. "A scenographer has to take the visitor by the hand, but make them feel like they are discovering everything for themself."  

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