Opened to the public in March 2009, after several years of work, the Grand Curtius, which is located in the historic heart of Liège and on the banks of the Meuse river, is one of the major hubs for museums in Liège. This museum site – which was built around a Mosan Renaissance building, constructed at the end of the 16th century or the beginning of the 17th century for Jean de Corte, known as Curtius, a rich arms and gunpowder dealer – has a total surface area of more than 5000 m² and houses exceptional collections of art and history. The Curtius Palace, which was built with red bricks, Meuse stones and mascarons and is a listed building in Wallonia's exceptional heritage, wears its colours beautifully.
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.
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.
Following the new measures taken by the Federal Government in the fight against the coronavirus and their application in the territory of Liège by the Local Council, we regret to inform you that the Grand Curtius, its cafeteria and shop will be closing its doors as of Thursday 29 October, until further notice.