TREASURES FROM THE VERVIERS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND CERAMICS
From January 15 to August 28, 2022, some jewels of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics of Verviers are exceptionally visible in Keramis.
The Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics of Verviers was founded in 1884 by Jean-Simon Renier, painter, historian and collector from Verviers. With the aim of providing his hometown with a museum, Renier donated all of his personal collection to Verviers: engravings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures constitute the first fund of the Verviers collections.
Following multiple donations, bequests, deposits and acquisitions, the collections of the Museums of Verviers today constitute, on the one hand, a veritable panorama of European painting from the 15th to the 20th century, and, on the other hand, a of the most remarkable collections of ceramics in Belgium. Chinese porcelain, German or Austrian productions, Brussels services, blue or polychrome Delft earthenware, Raeren stoneware, German, French, Belgian or Luxembourg pieces... the collection of ceramics travels through eras, styles, techniques and continents and takes the visitor discovering the history of ceramics.
To date, the Museums of Verviers have been forced to close their doors. Indeed, the floods of July 15, 2021, which hit Verviers and its region hard, unfortunately did not spare the Verviers museum institution. Pending a forthcoming reopening, Keramis has offered the Verviers Museums a collaboration which materializes in this exhibition, Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics of Verviers, so that a selection of pieces of ceramics and glass verviétoises is shown to visitors.
AROUND THE EXHIBITION
Visite guidée - dimanche 10.04.2022, de 14h00 à 15h30
Visite guidée - dimanche 10.07.2022, de 14h00 à 15h30
Stage enfants 6 > 12 ans - du lundi 11 au vendredi 15.07.2022, de 09h00 à 16h00