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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 May 201920 May 2019:
closed
tuesday 21 May 201921 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 22 May 201922 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 23 May 201923 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 24 May 201924 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 25 May 201925 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 26 May 201926 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
Next week
monday 27 May 201927 May 2019:
closed
tuesday 28 May 201928 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 29 May 201929 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 30 May 201930 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 31 May 201931 May 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 1 Jun 20191 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 2 Jun 20192 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
In 2 weeks
monday 3 Jun 20193 June 2019:
closed
tuesday 4 Jun 20194 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
wednesday 5 Jun 20195 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
thursday 6 Jun 20196 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
friday 7 Jun 20197 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
saturday 8 Jun 20198 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
sunday 9 Jun 20199 June 2019:
10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 25/12 and 01/01

Location

Romestraat 11
Oostende 8400
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