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Dieric Bouts, back in Leuven

After over five centuries, the Flemish Master Dieric Bouts is back in Leuven for the ‘New Horizons’-themed city festival. Bouts takes centre stage because we’re still eager to explore new horizons today, just like he did in the 15th century. He’s got the city festival’s producers fired up today, and he’s sure to inspire you. Expand your horizons in Leuven four months long.

M Leuven Expo
20.10 14.01

Creator of images

From the 20th of October until the 14th of January M will present an extensive retrospective exhibition on Dieric Bouts. Never before have so many works by the Flemish Master been brought together in his hometown. Moreover, you get a totally new perspective on work that was made more than five centuries ago — through a radical confrontation with today's visual culture.


Mural by Leon Keer
3D street art by a world-renowned augmented reality artist

What if Dieric Bouts were alive today? Well, he’d probably impressively master perspective drawing and create brand-new 3D worlds, just like Leon Keer. Keer’s work invites spectators to use their smartphones to engage: his app links his work to augmented reality.

City festival

Expand your horizons during the mind-blowing opening week, at M Leuven’s international Bouts exhibition, Belgium’s first 4D music festival, groundbreaking performances, exhibitions, club nights, and so. much. more.

Must experience

Visual Arts

Mural by Evert De­bus­sche­re

17/10/23 - 14/01/24
Eygen Heerd

GAUDE An innovative sound installation

07/12/23 - 04/02/24
Site Abdij van Park

Mural by Leon Keer

A monumental tribute to Bouts and a new perspective on Leuven.

Mural by Evert Debusschere

Artist Evert Debusschere created a new mural near the site of Dieric Bouts’ former home and studio.

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