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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

Closed today.
Open tomorrow from 10h to 18h.
This week
Monday 20 Jan 202020 January 2020:
closed
Tuesday 21 Jan 202021 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 22 Jan 202022 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 23 Jan 202023 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 24 Jan 202024 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 25 Jan 202025 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 26 Jan 202026 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Next week
Monday 27 Jan 202027 January 2020:
closed
Tuesday 28 Jan 202028 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 29 Jan 202029 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 30 Jan 202030 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 31 Jan 202031 January 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 1 Feb 20201 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 2 Feb 20202 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
In 2 weeks
Monday 3 Feb 20203 February 2020:
closed
Tuesday 4 Feb 20204 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 5 Feb 20205 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 6 Feb 20206 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 7 Feb 20207 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 8 Feb 20208 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 9 Feb 20209 February 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 25/12 and 01/01

Location

Romestraat 11
Oostende 8400
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Prices

Default price:
€9
Kids up to 12 years:
Free
Youngsters up to 26 years:
€1
55+:
€7.5
Groups: price per person:
€7.5
Minimum number of people:
€15

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