In the 20th century, the Arenbergs’ impressive art collection was scattered across the world. The exhibition at M-Museum Leuven is bringing a number of carefully selected works back together for a festive reunion.

The exhibition The Arenbergs. Power and Beauty at M - Museum Leuven will take centre stage in a citywide project in Leuven which will run from 26 October 2018 through to 20 January 2019.

This exhibition presents artworks and also documents – some on show to the public for the first time – from national and international collections. They illustrate the vicissitudes of a high-placed family, its political and military fortunes, its economic influence, cosmopolitan lifestyle and exceptional interest in art and culture.

The partners of the exhibition are M-Museum Leuven, KU Leuven Art and Heritage, KU[N]ST Leuven and the Arenberg Foundation.

Hedwige de Ligne
This portrait of Hedwige de Ligne, Duchess of Arenberg was painted by the Hungarian Gyula Benczúr, 1900. It inspired contemporary artist Frieke Janssens for one of her campaign images of the Arenberg Festival. KU Leuven Kunstpatrimonium, photo by Bruno Vandermeulen

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The exhibition at M-Museum Leuven is part of a broader, cultural project in the city. The programme…

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