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“Expo Picasso at Oud Sint-Jan was wonderful!”
Review of Site Oud Sint-Jan

Site Oud Sint-Jan
Ranked #53 of 153 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

On our first day in Bruges, in the late afternoon, our energy started to wane, as we felt that we had, after all, flown overnight from NYC and arrived that morning on very little sleep. Nevertheless, we persevered and visited the Picasso Expo, and it was great fun. In a city that is so celebrated for its connection to the remote past, it was fun to see art that is from just around the corner time-wise. There were all kinds of drawings and informal pieces, like posters made for events and the like, by not just Picasso, but also Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and others. The exhibition space is sort of like a series of hallways, but it takes you through a large building with a lovely courtyard in the middle of it, and off in the distance is the lovely Our Lady Church. So as we celebrated 20th century genius, we could look out and feel much earlier culture lurking nearby. It is too easy to just call Bruges "magical" but on our first day, as our energy dissipated, I did feel like we were in a fairy land.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

There was a special exhibit on display here when we visited. There was art from Picasso, Rodin, Chegall, and Matisse. It was like a mini Musee d'Orsay. We were able to go through the whole museum in about an hour.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I found this museum, which is located inside a fascinating building previously used as a hospital in a religious community, very interesting - and worth the entrance fee and time. The building itself is atmospheric and adds much to the exhibits inside that depict the history of the hospital and community. There are English translations for the exhibits. Recommended.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful old building housing a mix of local history of the nuns and monks, the hospital and religious art. A quiet and reflective space as the lighting is dimmed, which adds to the atmosphere. At the time of our visit an upper floor held an audio performance of Thomas Tallis 'Spem in alium 'for 40 voices. Listening to this was a high point of our visit.
Included in the museum card.

Thank Celebhiril
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Reviewed November 5, 2017
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