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Visit M Leuven 24/7

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Because your well-being and that of our staff will always be our first priority, as of 29.10 M is closed to the public until further notice. Even though we cannot invite you to come to our museum right now, we will continue to do everything to bring our museum to you.

 

Walk around the exhibition rooms at M virtually, watch videos about our current and past exhibitions, listen to our first podcast, or page through the first issue of our new magazine.

 

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Listen | Sounds like art

Listen | Sounds like art

Did you stare enough at your screen? Lean back, close your eyes and listen to artwork from the M collection.

Get M at home

Get M at home

Are the children keen on staying creative? In the past weeks, M provided a series of art activity sheets for children aged 8 and older, with a new sheet every week. Complete the assignments and get to know each artwork inside out. The seventh activity sheet is now online!

Listen | Podcast ‘Moving Henry’

Listen | Podcast ‘Moving Henry’

Henry the Courageous, the Founder of Cities. The nicknames of Henry I of Brabant are very telling: the duke’s life was not dissimilar to a season of Game of Thrones. During the dismantling and restoration of his tomb in Leuven’s Saint Peter’s Church, researchers discovered a mysterious little chest. This discovery instigated a search for the remains of the first duke of Brabant. And was the inspiration for M’s first podcast. 

Watch | M on video

Watch | M on video

Getting bored of Netflix? Perfect, because we have a range of great videos that you will definitely want to watch. Meet the artists who are presenting their work at M at the moment and have a look back at our earlier projects. If you want to explore our archive, you will find all our videos on our YouTube channel. If you would prefer to receive regular video updates, you can follow our series #haalMinhuis on IGTV. We’ll take care of the rest. 

Read | Issue two, the new magazine from M

Read | Issue two, the new magazine from M

You are going to discover the second edition of M’s biannual magazine. According to the cliché, a magazine is supposed to be the product of blood, sweat and tears. In this issue, however, you’ll find warmth, a passion for art and – admittedly – a few drops of perspiration. Let yourself be carried off to M in all its dimensions.

Read | Issue one from M

Read | Issue one from M

Earlier this year, we created a new magazine, and we will be publishing two issues per year. It is full of stories about our exhibitions, lectures, the museum collection and our operations behind the scenes. We not only give artists and curators the floor, but also offer a forum to staff members and friends of the museum. So if you want to get to know M better, our first issue is ready to be discovered.

Discover | walk around M

In our virtual 360° tours, you have the M exhibition rooms all to yourself. Did you miss an exhibition? Would you like to revisit an exhibition you once visited at M? Or would you just like to check out what we have in store for you during your live visit? Visit our virtual exhibitions here at your own pace and completely free.

Rodin, Meunier & Minne

Rodin, Meunier & Minne

The sculptors Auguste Rodin, Constantin Meunier and George Minne were the pioneers of a genuine sculptural revolution that was to lay the foundations of modern sculpture. Paradoxically enough, this revolution was inspired by the past, and specifically the Middle Ages.

THE WADDLE SHOW; A COUNTERACT

Nel Aerts

THE WADDLE SHOW; A COUNTERACT

Nel Aerts

Nel Aerts’ practice combines painting, sculpture, drawing, collages, performance and film. Her explicitly figurative work is populated by often tragi-comic figures that she renders in simple lines and large blocks of colour. These characters, which recur in the most diverse media, function like masks that the artist uses intentionally to reveal or to conceal her own person.

Béatrice Balcou

Béatrice Balcou

The performances, sculptures, drawings and installations by French artist Béatrice Balcou offer innovative sensory and emotional exhibition rituals that demand thoughtful attention for art.

The Best Sculptors

Borman and Sons

The Best Sculptors

Borman and Sons

The best woodcarver in Brabant: that’s how Jan II Borman was known in the early 16th century. Last autumn, M presented Borman and Sons, the first ever retrospective exhibition about this master woodcarver and his family. Of the more than 280 known works by the Bormans, over 120 came to M, in addition to work by their contemporaries.

M collection

Body Language

M collection

Body Language

Starting in May 2019, a new collection presentation at M will focus on the theme of body language. In four rooms, we will present both old and contemporary artworks related to the human body. Specifically for this presentation, a number of these works are being restored with support from Delen Private Bank.

Madness. Students at M.

Madness. Students at M.

Ten students from Leuven took a close look at the M collection over the course of the year. And what they found there was madness. They are presenting both historical and contemporary works of art on this theme from the M collection in a distinctive scenography. They look for the sense in madness as well as the madness in every one of us.

Burotica

Aleksandra Chaushova

Burotica

Aleksandra Chaushova

Reality and fiction are never far apart in the technically brilliant and highly detailed pencil drawings of Aleksandra Chaushova (1985, Bulgaria). She sets out in her work to uncover the mechanisms we use to give shape to our own history. How do memories arise? How do they relate to collective memories, which are actually a combination of many individual, subjective stories? 

OPEN M

OPEN M

For the fifth time, OPEN M gave visual artists from Flemish Brabant the opportunity to show their work at M. The panel of jurors, Imke Courtois, Phara de Aguirre, Milow, Arnout Hauben and Els Dottermans, reviewed the entries, based on their own background and interest in visual art. This resulted in a diverse selection, which was on show at M during the exhibition.

Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch (°1973) is a painter, but his artistic practice takes him beyond the traditional boundaries of canvas. He questions and explores the parameters of painting and works on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, marble, photographs, and existing architecture. Time, space and colour are the three building blocks of Vermeersch’s oeuvre. These concepts lie at the foundation of his gradual murals and architectural interventions.

Macht en Schoonheid

De Arenbergs

Macht en Schoonheid

De Arenbergs

The Arenbergs were members of the highest nobility. For more than five centuries they played an important role on the political, military, economic and cultural stage in the Leuven region, in Belgium and in Europe. The exhibition at M tells the story of the Arenbergs, and of their art collection in particular, by means of artworks and objects from home and abroad. Many have never been shown before.

Memory of a much-loved window

Edgard Tytgat

Memory of a much-loved window

Edgard Tytgat

Edgard Tytgat (°1879, Brussels) pulled out all the visual stops to retell myths, legends and fairy tales in his paintings and prints. Like the filmmakers of his time, he depicted a world full of imagination, absurdity and humour. M brings Tytgat’s ‘fairy tales’ back to life and shows a wide range of works from museum and private collections.