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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 14 Oct 201914 October 2019:
closed
tuesday 15 Oct 201915 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 16 Oct 201916 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 17 Oct 201917 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 18 Oct 201918 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 19 Oct 201919 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 20 Oct 201920 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
Next week
monday 21 Oct 201921 October 2019:
closed
tuesday 22 Oct 201922 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 23 Oct 201923 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 24 Oct 201924 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 25 Oct 201925 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 26 Oct 201926 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 27 Oct 201927 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
In 2 weeks
monday 27 Oct 201927 October 2019:
closed
tuesday 28 Oct 201928 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 29 Oct 201929 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 30 Oct 201930 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 31 Oct 201931 October 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 1 Nov 20191 November 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 2 Nov 20192 November 2019:
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 10 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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