The exhibition can be visited as from 10.07. Admittance to the church is free. A maximum of 120 people may visit the church at any one time. If you would like to try the digital experience, you must book a timeslot in advance.
Just around the corner from M Leuven, the restored St Peter’s Church is the setting for a new sensory experience. M will guide you through the fascinating story of this Gothic church and help you renew your acquaintance with its art treasures: outstanding works by Flemish Masters in their authentic context. ‘Mixed Reality’ will bring Dieric Bouts’ 'Last Supper' truly to life and let you discover a vibrant Leuven, past and present.
Among others, we will be talking about ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus’ by the Flemist Master from Leuven, Dieric Bouts. They are among the absolute masterpieces of Flemish painting and are unmissable during a visit to Leuven.
But also the Edelheere Triptych and the Triumphal Cross by Jan Borman, the monumental Sacrament Tower, the tomb of Henry I and the chapel of ‘Proud Margaret’ each have a place in the complete experience M has prepared for you. Astonishing worlds are brought to life as you discover the stories behind the church, its art treasures and the vibrant city that they call home.
Dieric Bouts (ca. 1410-1475), who might be mentioned in the same breath as Jan Van Eyck or Rogier Van der Weyden, was one of the most important Flemish Masters. Of Dutch origins, he settles in Leuven, was married here in 1448 and lived here until his death. Two of his iconic masterpieces, 'The Last Supper’ and ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus’, were painted in Leuven, and the works can still be seen in their original setting to this day. Although it was not yet universally known at that time, the art-historical value of ‘The Last Supper’ is so great that the work has become an absolute must-see for international art lovers.