In November 2018, my mom saw a story in Art News about the first true Pieter Bruegel the Elder exhibtion ever, to be held at the Kunsthistoriches art museum in Vienna. She asked if I wanted to make a trip to Austria and I said I’d love to but had a book deadline approaching. We’d shared a love of Bruegel’s art since I was about 10 years old when she brought home a puzzle of Bruegel’s “Children’s Games” that we put together over the course of a few weeks. The more I thought about it the more I felt we should try to see this. My mom was undeterred by the fact that we’d have to go in winter as the exhibition closed Jan 13, 2019.
We got there for the final week – here’s the story that ran in the February 2019 issue of Perceptive Travel magazine: