S.M.A.K.

The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent is dynamic and unconventional.

Karel Geirlandt was the man behind the founding, on 8 November 1957, of the ‘Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art’, whose main ambition was to establish an independent museum that focused on contemporary trends in the art world.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent was established in 1975. It was then the first Belgian museum devoted to contemporary art. It was housed in the Museum of Fine Art.

In 1999 the museum was given its own building opposite the Museum of Fine Art and was given a new name: S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst). The two museums now function as a museum island in a park alongside Ghent’s ring-road.

Dynamic and unconventional. This describes both Ghent and the Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.). Its permanent collection of first-rate Belgian and international works is presented in constant interaction with original and often provocative exhibitions. Keeping a finger on the pulse. But sometimes on the sore points too. You can gently recover from all these impressions in the adjacent Citadel Park.

 

ESTABLISHED

1975

DIRECTOR

Philippe Van Cauteren

Location

Ghent, Belgium

ONSITE VISITS

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ONLINE VISITS

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FACEBOOK FANS

37,100+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

9,000+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with S.M.A.K.

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Elia-Kim Rabau

Online communication specialist at INTK

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