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Ensor en Spilliaert museumvleugel. Twee grootmeesters uit Oostende

Mu.ZEE, the Art Museum by the Sea, introduces a superb new collection featuring works by James Ensor and Léon Spilliaert in its brand-new wing.Opening in May 2016Ostend and James Ensor are inextricably linked. Ensor loved Ostend: the city served as his muse and inexhaustible source of inspiration. He loved it for its crowds, the tempestuous North Sea, the carnival that painted the streets in festive colours each year. The name of the painter Léon Spillaert, twenty years his junior, is also connected with this Queen of Seaside Resorts. His nocturnal rambles through the city and long walks along the beach spurred him to create his best works, dark and suffused with mystery. Although Ensor and Spilliaert were very different as artists, their names are often mentioned in the same breath.In Two Masters of Ostend, the museum aims, above all, to allow the masterworks that are the highlights of its collection to speak for themselves. Behind every work of art or document in our archives you will find a myriad of anecdotes and tales featuring and recounting the lives of people such as the judge Eugène Demolder, writer Edgar Allan Poe, scientist Ernest Rousseau, bacteriologist Mariette Hannon-Rousseau, artist Willy Finch, writer and art critic Emile Verhaeren, poet and director of the ‘Kursaal’ (casino) Henri Vandeputte, the patron and music lover Emma Lambotte, Brussels publisher Edmond Deman, art promoter and gallery owner Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, art critic and artist Théodore Hannon, philosopher Walter Benjamin, author Stefan Zweig, composer Richard Wagner, the French writers Honoré de Balzac and Alfred Jarry, the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, and the film-maker Henri Storck, to name but a few. They take us back to the Ostend of a bygone era, reflected in the city as it is today.

Opening hours

Open today from 10h to 18h.
Open tomorrow from 10h to 18h.
This week
monday 18 Mar 201918 March 2019:
closed
tuesday 19 Mar 201919 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 20 Mar 201920 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 21 Mar 201921 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 22 Mar 201922 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 23 Mar 201923 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 24 Mar 201924 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
Next week
monday 25 Mar 201925 March 2019:
closed
tuesday 26 Mar 201926 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 27 Mar 201927 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 28 Mar 201928 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 29 Mar 201929 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 30 Mar 201930 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 31 Mar 201931 March 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
In 2 weeks
monday 1 Apr 20191 April 2019:
closed
tuesday 2 Apr 20192 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 3 Apr 20193 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 4 Apr 20194 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 5 Apr 20195 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 6 Apr 20196 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 7 Apr 20197 April 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 25/12 and 01/01

Location

Romestraat 11
Oostende 8400
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