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Heliopolis - The City of the Sun

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Galleries & Exhibitions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 28 Jul 14:00 - 17:00

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Let's spend a very pleasant Sunday early afternoon in the amazing Villa Empain.

This exhibition shows Heliopolis, birthplace of a new city built entirely from scratch by the Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain at the dawn of the twentieth century. Now a part of the vast Egyptian capital, Heliopolis was born of a dream, one which has always brought to mind the city of the same name in Ancient Egypt. Nearly a hundred Egyptian antiquities, ancient works and 20th century objects have been selected by the curators Marie-Cécile Bruwier and Florence Doyen. The exhibition invites the visitor to rediscover the influence of the ancient city as well as the the famous Baron’s founding company. A visionary and patron of the arts, Baron Empain was also Louis Empain’s father, who built the Villa Empain.

If you like, we can afterwards go for a drink in the Bois de la Cambre in the Chalet Robinson.

I am looking forward to enjoying this exhibition with you.

Sabine