The Bokrijk Open-Air Museum lies in the heart of beautiful green surroundings. With more than 120 monuments and numerous initiatives, we are keeping our heritage alive today! In this picturesque setting, the interactive exhibition ‘The World of Bruegel’ exposes the link between the renowned Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Bokrijk. The inspiring Bruegel Trail will allow you to immerse yourself in one of his paintings and to discover, in a pleasantly surprising way, how relevant his work remains today. And it is particularly so here, because the connection between Bruegel and Bokrijk is more obvious than you might think.
DISCOVER BRUEGEL AT BOKRIJK
In 2019, it will be 450 years since Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s death. Through following this inspiring trail and taking part in an interactive game or a theatre performance in the summer, you too can see life through Bruegel-tinted glasses.
The stilt walker guides you on your journey along 11 stops in the Open-Air Museum. Who was Pieter Bruegel the Elder? What do his works tell us about daily life in the 16th century? And can you translate his oeuvre into contemporary life? You will discover all of that on the Bruegel Trail.
The jester from the painting ‘The Fight Between Carnival and Lent’ leads you on a digital tow rope. Bruegel meets Pokémon Go and Snapchat in Bokrijk! An “augmented reality” hat will take you into a realistic model depicting a true example of the 16th century. An exciting search for missing objects from the painting awaits you.
Past summer, theatre company “Laika, theatre of the senses”, presented a daily family theatre ‘Bravo Mr Bruegel!’ after the example of the “rederijkers” (poets or verbal performance artists) of the past. A dazzling spectacle unfolded before your eyes, reflecting the scene in Bruegel’s well-known painting ‘The Fight Between Carnival and Lent’.
INSPIRED BY BRUEGEL
Bruegel and Bokrijk… the connection is more obvious than you might think! This lively open-air, activity-centred museum focuses on people’s daily lives in the past, present and future. And the ‘common’ people are central in Bruegel’s works too. You really feel as if you are actually in a painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.