Unique in Europe, Musée de Flandre ambitions to exhibit the rich diversity of Flemish art from the 15th century to the present.
The collections are presented by theme which promotes dialogue between ancient art and contemporary creations, allowing visitors to discover different types of works (drawings, engravings, sculptures, and more) and demonstrates the extraordinary inventiveness of Flemish artists.
Starting with some 6000 objects, the current collections have grown further to an acquisition policy targeting contemporary art and ancient art of the 16th and 17th centuries. The museum houses works by Léo Copers, Jan Fabre, Thierry de Cordier, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Koen Vanmechelen, and Eric de Ville; while the collection of ancient art includes works by Maître de Francfort, Guillaume Kerricx, Roelandt Savery, David Téniers, Joachim Patinir, Simon de Vos, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and Jan Fyt.
Since its opening, the museum has designed and presented unique and original exhibitions to take you off the beaten path.
Three among them were awarded the “Exhibition of National Interest” by the Ministry of Culture: Flanders and the Sea in 2015, The Odyssey of Animals in 2016, and Gaspar de Crayer: Between Rubens and Van Dyck in 2018.
The visits are organised around 4 themes: