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Expo "Joan Miro: The Essence of Past and Present Things"

Oct 08, 2022 10:00 AM to
Jan 08, 2023 06:00 PM
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The BAM is proud to host the prolific, one-of-a-kind universe of the painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramicist Joan Miró!

From his academic training, his first Fauvist landscapes and still-lifes to the influence of primitivism, Roman art or even Japanese calligraphy: the exhibition "Joan Miro: The Essence of Past and Present Things” spans the entire career of the Catalan artist.  

The deceptive innocence of his childlike style conceals a process of meticulous research. Composed of symbols and metaphors, Miró imbues his canvases with a "near-magic", buzzing with energy.

About a hundred original works are presented (paintings, gouaches, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, personal items, etc.). They originate from prestigious international collections, public and private, including the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró (Palma de Majorca), the Fundació Joan Miró(Barcelona), the Musée national Picasso-Paris, or the Maeght Foundation.

The exhibition trail is interspersed with immersive, interactive activities, to give visitors a better understanding of how Miró viewed his creative process.

This exhibition comes courtesy of the support of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the Region of Wallonia.



Discover the "Week-ends mirobolants"!

Fancy spending a weekend in Mons when the Miró exhibition is on? Find out about the various packages for enjoying some time with family, partner or friends, combining culture, heritage and dining.

Info: +32 65 33 55 80 or


Practical info

The exhibition is open from 8 October 2022 until 8 January 2023

Tuesday > Sunday – 10 a.m. > 6 p.m.

Closed on 2 and 25 December and on 1 January / Closes at 4 p.m. on 24 and 31 December.

Full price: €16

Concession: €12

Youths 12+/students: €2

Children -12: free


Booking and ticket purchase

- online via

- by telephone on +32 (0)65/33.55.80

- in person at VisitMons (Grand'Place de Mons) or at the museum reception


Open tours for groups

Bookings on +32 65 40 53 46 or by e-mail to

Guided tours for groups

Bookings on +32 65 40 53 46 or by e-mail to

Duration: 1h30 / €65 on weekdays and Saturdays - €80 on Sundays and public holidays

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