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Review of Arentshuis

Arentshuis
Ranked #69 of 153 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 22, 2013

.......a lover of art galleries. The ground floor of this one did nothing to alter my opinion: very small "lithographs" (not even sure that is right term), usually of people being disembowelled, or worse, in religious rites. First floor, however, features work of Frank Brangwyn. Even I liked that.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I really enjoyed the collection of Frank Brangwyn on the upper floor. The ground level has temporary exhibitions so check out whats on when in town

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Wonderful exhibition of Welsh but Bruges-born Frank Brangwyn, ticket covers Groeniges Museum also, very good value, strongly recommended.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

By the time you get here you may be museumed out! Worth it only if you have spare time or special interest but not an essential of a visit to Brugge.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Used our Groeninge museum ticket to get in to the Arentshuis for free - not heard of Frank Brangwyn before (shame on me!) but very impressed by the range of his work and his history. Then I learnt that he's an Anglo-Belgian artist (Welsh mother) from the early twentieth century, but more importantly that he was mainly self taught, at the age of 17 had a painting accepted by the RA and was the first artist to be honoured in his own lifetime with a retrospective exhibition at the RA, produced many propaganda war posters, worked with William Morris and Tiffany, had commissions to paint murals for state buildings in Canada, USA and the House of Lords (although these latter are now in the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea!), also designed furniture, carpets, textiles, wallpaper, ceramics, lamps, metalwork, jewellery, stained glass and the interior of the "Empress of Britain" and was knighted. Phew! How come I had to go all the way to Bruges to find that out?

Tip 1: Get a 48/72 hour Bruges city card (or even better buy a Museum card for 15 euros from the gallery - free entrance to 5 museums/galleries)

Tip 2: Buy one get one free - joint access to the Groeninge Museum across the way (good range of Flemish paintings, particularly the early works)

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