No fewer than 80 masterpieces are waiting for you at M - Museum Leuven’s unique and extraordinary exhibition In Search of Utopia. It is inspired by Thomas More, the humanist, statesman and author of the book Utopia, an iconic work that was first published in Leuven exactly 500 years ago by the printer Dirk Martens.
The desire and search for Utopia resulted in a wave of creative highpoints in painting, tapestry weaving, mapmaking and the development of scientific instruments. All the great masters of Thomas More’s day will be represented by masterpieces from their oeuvres. In Search of Utopia is a unique opportunity to see the best of Quinten Metsys, Jan Gossaert, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein and many others in one exhibition. There will even be a showpiece from the collection of Queen Elisabeth II!
Curator: Prof. Dr. Jan Van der Stock, Illuminare - Study Centre for Medieval Art (KU Leuven)
The exhibition is structured around four themes that each approach Utopia from a different point of view.