Mu.Zee, Museum by the Sea


in short

Mu.ZEE is the art museum by the sea for Belgian art, with complete openness and accessibility. Mu.ZEE creates an active space for the public and artists where art can be approached in a relaxed, free and creative way.
Mu.ZEE Oostende
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Logo: Mu.Zee, Museum by the Sea

Mu.Zee, Museum by the Sea

in detail

Mu.ZEE houses a unique collection of Belgian art dating from c. 1850 to the present day. The particular nature of the collection, the changing collection policy and an extensive public programme all make Romestreet 11 a place of amazement and involvement.

Mu.ZEE houses a valuable collection of art originating from the joint efforts of the Province of West Flanders and the City of Ostend. It tells its stories through a unique collection of Belgian art dating from 1830 to the present day. The specific form of the collection makes it unique within the Flemish museum landscape. The collection policy and the exhibition programme aim to ensure that Mu.ZEE is constantly in dialogue with the international art scene.

Mu.ZEE shows work by James Ensor, Léon Spilliaert, Georges Vantongerloo, Jean Brusselmans, Gustave De Smet, Raoul de Keyser, Roger Raveel, Panamarenko, Walter Swennen, Luc Tuymans, Ann Veronica Janssens, Lili Dujourie, Jan Vercruysse and many others.

Mu.ZEE now boasts a newly arranged wing of museum containing masterpieces from the collection. These masterpieces were selected from the museum's rich collection of over 3,500 works. Self-Potrait with Flower Hat by Ensor, Vertigo and Self-Portrait with Red Pancil by Léon Spilliaert, Figure Seen from Behind (La nuque) by Luc Tuymans, together with work by Panamarenko, Gust De Smet, Roger Raveel, Ann Veronica Janssens, Raoul de Keyser, Christian Dotremont, Pierre Alechinsky and Fernand Khnopff are all curently part of this selection of matserpieces. It is not a thematic or chronological selection, but emphasis is placed upon artists who, through their oeuvre, stimulate the imagination. In addition to the masterpieces wing, there are different collection dispays that are regularly renewed. As a result, Mu.ZEE is always a place where there are new works and artists to be discovered!
Mu.ZEE, Kunstmuseum aan Zee
5,00/4,00 EUR/13-26y 1,00 EUR/0-12y free
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Visitor entrance

Romestraat 11
8400 Ostend
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Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
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