La province de Namur, au coeur de votre quotidien

...mes vastes horizons et la mer nacrée à nulle autre pareille...

Lettre de Rops à A. Rassenfosse, 1891.

Je respecte toutes les opinions, même les miennes

Félicien Rops

1833-1898

Musée fermé du 18/02 au 15/04/19

Museum gesloten van 18/02 tot 15/04/19

Museum closed from 18/02 to 15/04/19

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La Zwanze, burlesque & canular

Exposition du 20/10/2018 au 17/02/2019

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Located in a former mansion house in a pedestrian area of old Namur, the museum presents the life and work of Félicien Rops, from his beginnings as a caricaturist to his satanic and demonic creations.

Félicien Rops was born in 1833 and died in 1898, and so lived through the 19th century, a period of upheaval marked by industrial progress, changing customs and the modernity that was give rise to symbolism in art. “I spend my time containing myself and I have a furious desire to smash this straitjacket of conventions which civilised societies use to restrain primitive natures. […] To go far away from the world 'comme il faut' to finally live my life in excitement and movement”1. The museum is intended as a place where this extraordinary temperament is expressed, devoting almost 700 m² to the artist's paintings, drawings, engravings and letters.

In addition to the permanent Félicien Rops collection, the museum organises temporary exhibitions several times a year on themes as varied as the 19th century and its artists, ancient or contemporary graphic art or particular aspects of Rops’s work or life.

In accordance with the instructions of the ICOM (International Council of Museums), the Rops museum develops missions of conservation, acquisition, research and mediation, specific educational events and original activities for all segments of the population. Do not hesitate to consult the news or the diary.

The museum has also undertaken a number of large-scale scientific projects such as publishing the artist's correspondence on line on www.ropslettres.be (over 4,000 letters indexed so far, over half of which are currently available) and placing its inventory on line (almost 3,000 engravings and around 500 drawings and paintings. (Under preparation).

The museum won the people's choice award in 2007 and the museum award in 2008 and 2014, presented by Openbaar Kunstbezit and Linklaters. It has been recognised as a Category A museum by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation since 2008 and received the Walloon Region Quality Destination Label in 2016.

1Letter from Félicien Rops to Emile Hermant, 1863. www.ropslettres.be, publication No 1586

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News du 02.7.2018
Museum closed from 18 February to 15 April 2019
Refit of reception area (boutique) at the Rops museum
News du 02.7.2018
Apé'Rops 2018-2019
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A la découverte des écrins de verdure urbains
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News du 28.5.2018
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Visites contées
News du 07.5.2018
www.ropslettres.be
3000 lettres publiées
News du 28.3.2018
Prix Detry 2017 : une première édition de qualité
Le Prix Detry 2017 attribué à Catherine Wilquin
News du 26.3.2018
L'asbl "Les Amis du musée Rops" lauréat d'un appel à projet
"Tourisme pour tous" lancé par CGT
News du 20.12.2017
Félicien Rops, artiste et franc - maçon
Nouvelle publication des éditions namuroises
News du 22.11.2017
"Rops suis, vertueux ne puis, hypocrite ne daigne"
Un nouveau catalogue sur Félicien Rops
News du 29.9.2017