Crazy about Dymphna exhibition
As part of the Crazy about Dymphna exhibition, The Phoebus Foundation is bringing the monumental Dymphna altarpiece by Goossen Van der Weyden (1505) to St Dymphna's Church in Geel.
Discover Dymphna's tragic story in eight beautiful, unique panels restored by The Phoebus Foundation over a period of three years. The miraculous paintings have been restored to their former glory so that Van der Weyden's masterly skill can be admired to the full. Get to know the extraordinary stories, forgotten for centuries, which unfold under layers of dust and dirt. In this exhibition, immerse yourself in the story of Dymphna, her secrets and her influence on mental healthcare in Geel.*
From 1 April 2022 to 28 August 2022
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The exhibition is part of a series of activities. Geel celebrates its patron saint Dymphna every five years. These festivities are called Dymphna Days, the highlights of which are the five-yearly St Dymphna procession and the large-scale spectacular show GheelaMania.
*Recommended in combination with a visit to Depictions of Dymphna in Gasthuismuseum