De Pelgrim

Temporary exhibition
27 May 2023 until 03 September 2023

Art and meaning in a disenchanted world (1924-1931)

As part of the Antwerp city festival Baroque Influencers, KMSKA presents the exhibition The Pilgrim. In 1924, in the shadow of the historical avant-garde, a few Flemish artists founded the Catholic artists' association De Pelgrim (The Pilgrim). Their aim? To oppose a world that was becoming increasingly modern and to return to faith. However, they did not do so by clinging to the past. On the contrary. Pelgrim artists understood the new, innovative aspect of modern art all too well and used it as a tool to lure young and old back to the church. Call it a ‘rear-garde’. In its short existence, De Pelgrim managed to gather numerous artists from home and abroad. This exhibition delves deeper into the association's (international) network and the art that emerged from it. Expect a fascinating mix of paintings, drawings and documents.

Practical information

  • In the print room
  • Free with museum ticket, reservation not required