In the large room on the second floor, which was once the reception hall of the German school housed in this building until 1918, we offer you a selection of works by Belgian Jewish artists from our museum’s collections.
The careers of these artists are part of the history of Brussels, of Belgium and of European Judaism. Each artist embodies a destiny and an experience of history that is reflected in the works exhibited here. Immigration, self-image, exile, the disappearance of the family in the turmoil of war, the memory of the Shoah… are reflected in a painful and distinctive way.
The chronological presentation begins with a painting by Kurt Peiser from the beginning of the 20th century representing a Jew in an urban landscape. It ends with a monumental work by Sarah Kaliski dating from 1995 which evokes the humiliation inflicted on the Jews of Vienna in 1938.