Between 1931 and 1935, Georges Simenon travelled the world and brought back reports, novels and, though it is less well known, thousands of photographs, often of very high quality. A selection of them is on display at the Grand Curtius, dotted along a tour that asks the following question: what does Simenon the photographer tell us about Simenon the novelist and reporter? How do the pictures complement or illuminate his writing? From 08/03/23 to 27/08/23
Result of the donation of the patron Roger Lemaire to the Institut Archéologique Liégeois (I.A.L.), the exhibition "Donation Lemaire | Pewter old Bibliophilia Engravings Archaeology" showcases an important collection of pewter, a library made up of old editions , paintings and engravings as well as archaeological objects. It pays tribute to Roger Lemaire, patron and humanist, and to his generosity for the benefit of the collections of the I.A.L and the museums of Liège. From 10.06.22 > 21.08.22. Extensions > 30.10.22 FREE ENTRANCE
Night-time encounters are never common. Don't we hear stories that begin with "everything started at nightfall" or "so many things wake up at night"? Exhibition at the end of the cycle of philo-art and science workshops run by the non-profit organisation PhiloCité, where reflection, creativity and experience are combined, to be discovered from 11 to 17 June. Free access.
On September 27, 1822, Jean-François Champollion sent Joseph-Bon Dacier, secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, his famous letter in which he set out the general principles of hieroglyphic writing, which he had just discovered thanks to especially at the Rosetta Stone. This date marks the symbolic birth of scientific Egyptology. Two hundred years later, the Egyptology service of the University of Liège and the Museum and Cultural Center of the University of Liège, in partnership with the Grand Curtius, celebrate this discovery which will give access to the world of Egypt. ancient, still largely unknown. The exhibition retraces this curious, sometimes amusing history of the hieroglyphs which fueled a strong current of symbolic interpretation. Expo from March 4 to May 22, 2022.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the Liège composer, who truly revolutionized 19th century French music, the City of Liège dedicates an exhibition to César Franck: the Espace César Franck. The exhibition installed in the permanent route will be held from 12.01.22 > 30.12.2024 (EXTENSIONS).
At the Grand Curtius, the 6th volume of Inner Space is a multidisciplinary event where artistic performances, video art, plastic art, concerts and encounters intersect. The forty or so artists represented there come from the Liège region, but more broadly from Belgium and Europe. They have been invited to propose an artistic intervention inspired by their encounter with the Grand Curtius collections.
A Tale of Facts' is Andy Warhol's impressive biography, spanning more than 550 pages by Dutch cartoonist Typex. The exhibition, imagined with the author, takes a personal and offbeat look at pop culture and the Warholian universe. Typex plays with humor and virtuosity of the styles that have marked the history of comics. This exhibition is conducted in partnership with the Museum of Aix-en-Provence.