Van Gogh to ‘Doudou’–Mons’s year as European Capital of Culture begins

Belgian city promises blockbuster shows but also new museums devoted to local traditions

Published online: 26 January 2015

From failed preacher to struggling artist, exhibition traces Van Gogh’s time in Belgian mining towns

Some of the few surviving examples of the Dutch painter’s earliest creative efforts are on view in Mons

Published online: 26 January 2015

Brussels fair offers a mixed bag of art surprises, from decomposing head to bronze turtles

International dealers bring an eclectic selection of works to Brafa

Published online: 24 January 2015

Van Gogh’s Belgian beginnings displayed in Mons for its year as European Capital of Culture

The first of many shows organised on the 125th anniversary of the artist's death opens this weekend's festivitites

Published online: 22 January 2015

Tuymans found guilty in copyright case involving political portrait

The artist’s painting of a Belgian MP’s sweat-bedewed forehead deemed too close to original photograph

Published online: 21 January 2015

Manuscripts rescued from the hands of Islamist rebels

Historical texts smuggled out of Timbuktu in cars, carts and canoes are on show this week in Brussels

Published online: 18 December 2014

Photographer captures the human face of Ebola epidemic

Brussels art centre partners with Médecins Sans Frontières to show portraits of aid workers in West Africa

Published online: 16 December 2014

Stalemate over Brussels' answer to MoMA and Tate Modern

Rift between regional and federal politicians deepens over plan to convert Citroën building

Published online: 11 December 2014

European parliament rejects culture commissioner candidate

Tibor Navracsics displeased committee members with his comments denying problems with NGOs in Hungary

Published online: 10 October 2014

Hungarian finance minister named as European cultural commissioner

Tibor Navracsics’s mission takes a more economic view of culture

Published online: 12 September 2014

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