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225 years Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent
3 September 2022 - 3 September 2023
2023 marks the 225th anniversary of the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent (MSK). It was founded in 1798, making it Belgium’s oldest museum. A second reason for a festive year is the 125th anniversary of the Friends of the Museum in 2022.
Starting in September 2022, both of these milestones will be celebrated with a year full of cultural festivities. Across three exhibitions, a historical tour of the galleries and a series of art projects around the city, the MSK will take stock of its fascinating history, while also addressing the question of what it means to be a museum in today’s world. Throughout the year, visitors will constantly be encouraged to share their ideas for the MSK’s future.
Exhibitions are devoted to:
- The Ghent artist Albert Baertsoen (1866-1922):
September 2022 until November 2022
- Highlight of the MSK’s festive year will be the first ever monographic exhibition of works by the baroque master Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637):
January 2023 until April 2023
- The German painter Erich Heckel (1883-1970):
May 2023 until September 2023