There is an art to representing people well, but did you know there is also art in the European Parliament? For the first time ever a selection of some of the best art works in the collection is being displayed to the public at Parlamentarium, the Parliament's visitors centre in Brussels. The temporary exhibition ART@EUROPARL will run until 31 October 2012.
About the Parliament's art collection
The collection has been built up over the past 30 years at the initiative of Simone Veil, the president of the first directly-elected European Parliament in 1979. It currently boasts about 550 works, featuring anything from paintings to sculptures, from all 27 member states.
The works of art are normally displayed at the European Parliament's three places of work in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg and since December 2011 are also shown in a gallery online.
About the exhibition
The ART@EUROPARL exhibition, showing 54 works from the Parliament's art collection, can be visited free of charge until 31 October 2012. It is an opportunity to find out more about the Parliament’s art collection, its history, how the exhibits are selected and the institution’s future initiatives relating to culture and promoting artists. At the same chance it is a chance discover more about modern European art from all corners of the EU.