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Ensor en Spilliaert museumvleugel. Twee grootmeesters uit Oostende

Ostend 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 28 Sep 202028 September 2020:
closed
Tuesday 29 Sep 202029 September 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 30 Sep 202030 September 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 1 Oct 20201 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 2 Oct 20202 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 3 Oct 20203 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 4 Oct 20204 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Next week
Monday 5 Oct 20205 October 2020:
closed
Tuesday 6 Oct 20206 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 7 Oct 20207 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 8 Oct 20208 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 9 Oct 20209 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10 Oct 202010 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 11 Oct 202011 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
In 2 weeks
Monday 12 Oct 202012 October 2020:
closed
Tuesday 13 Oct 202013 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 14 Oct 202014 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 15 Oct 202015 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday 16 Oct 202016 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 17 Oct 202017 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 18 Oct 202018 October 2020:
10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 25/12 and 01/01

Contact

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 from 15 people:
€7.5 per person

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