Brussels Drawing Week Guided tour – Fin-de-Siècle Museum
Bilingual tour (NL/EN)
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium possesses a rich collection of works on paper, which mainly consists of drawings, pastels and watercolors from the years 1868-1914.
The Fin-de-Siècle Museum offers a rotation of a selection of these artworks on a regular basis. With the help of structural partner institutions some hundred works on paper, photographs, objects and documents are rotated every six months, for curatorial reasons. On the occasion of the Brussels Drawing Week, the Fin-de-Siècle Museum will offer a guided tour of the summer rotation given by Getty Curatorial Fellow Willemijn Stammis, which will highlight the work on paper of the Belgian artist Henri Evenepoel (1872-1899 ) throughout several themes. Other works on paper that will be discussed and on view during this visit include works by Odilon Redon, Fernand Khnopff and Jean Delville.
In January of 2018, the Getty Foundation launched The Getty Paper Project: Prints and Drawings curatorship in the 21st Century, an initiative to strengthen curatorial practice in the graphic arts field internationally. It supports prints and drawings curators to navigate the demands of the 21st century museum, both by preserving traditional skills that have been passed down through generations of specialists, and by making their collections accessible to today's museum audiences. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts joined the Paper Project in 2020, appointing Willemijn Stammis as Curatorial Fellow in their section of Works on Paper Modern Art.