A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp

14 Aug 2009 - 31 Oct 2009
National Museum of Singapore,
Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2
10:00am - 6:00pm

A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp is an ambitious exhibition which surveys historical and contemporary works of art to look at the evolution of the image and its commercialisation.

This exhibition of 150 works features 13 paintings by old Flemish masters from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (KMSKA), 25 prints from the Museum of Plantin-Moretus/Printroom and 112 contemporary Flemish artworks from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA).  Rare masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) will be shown in Singapore for the first time. Works by top contemporary art moghuls such as Luc Tuymans, David Claerbout, Francis Alys, Marlene Dumas and Berlinde de Bruyckere will also add to this unique exhibition experience.

For more information on A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp, click here


From Sat 22 Aug 2009
Meeting point: Entrance of Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2 (Basement), admission fee to exhibition applies.
Limited to 15 participants per session, on a first come, first served basis. 
Duration: 60 mins


Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays  1.30pm
Saturdays & Sundays       2.30pm & 4.00pm


Saturdays            1.30pm


Tuesdays & Thursdays    10.30am
Saturdays 1.30pm

Please note that tours are subject to the availability of volunteer guides. Exclusive tours for Corporations and groups can be arranged. Please contact Hospitality Unit at +65 6332 4405 / +65 6332 4429 for details.


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Fri 4 Sept 09 & 18 Sept 09, 7pm - 8.30pm

Sold out tour! 4 Sept 2009 | 7pm - 8.30pm


Contemporary Art from the heart of Europe; poverty as a strength, images that do not benefit mass media
By Bart De Baere, Director of Musuem of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
Fri 14 Aug 2009 7:00pm

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By Dr Herwig Todts, Curator of the Modern Art, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Sat 15 Aug 2009 2:00pm


S$8 Adult 
S$4 Senior (above 60 years old) & NSF
Free for all students with a student pass.
Free admission for children 6 years and under.
Free entry to all galleries for seniors (locals and PR's), everyday.
Free entry to all galleries for seniors (tourists), every Monday.

10% discount for groups of more than 20 people (prior booking required).

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Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

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