Imagine yourself as a medieval monk at STAM
In the STAM, the murals in the refectory of the former Bijloke Abbey receive special attention.
They played an important role in the religious experience of the nuns. The refectory regains its 14th-century set-up. Touchscreens are used to immerse you in the abbey’s eventful history. Discover the story behind the 'Last Supper' and take a look at the secret life in the abbey.
These murals can also be admired outside the exhibition when you visit the STAM.
The Pilgrim's Book of 'Flemish Masters in Situ', which is available at STAM – Ghent City Museum for € 10, also includes free admission to the abbey refectory of STAM.
Italian Renaissance in St James' Church
Michiel Coxcie brought the Italian Renaissance to the Southern Netherlands. In St James' Church you can admire his 'Triptych with scenes from the life of Christ'.
St Michael's Church and van Dyck
‘Golgotha’ by Anthony van Dyck is a prime example of his work: painting in all its splendour and simplicity. The work fits in perfectly with the sober and peaceful St Michael’s Church.
Miniatures at the Small Beguinage
Ghent painter Lucas Horenbaut breathed new life into Flemish miniature art at the English court. He had a penchant for extravagance, as is proven by his ‘Fountain of Life’. You can admire this work of art at the church of the Small Beguinage.
And in addition …
In the Holy Christmas Church (St Salvator's Church) you can admire murals by Theodore Canneel.
“The Circumcision of the Child Jesus” by Melchior de la Mars is well worth a detour to the Augustinian monastery.
STAM – Ghent City Museum organises several lectures and guided tours in connection with this event. Registration is recommended.
The programme also includes a number of other exhibitions: