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Among Friends

11.25.23 – 04.28.24

Léon Spilliaert, 'Nachtelijk strandgezicht', 1905

In the winter of 2023-2024, MSK Ghent will be looking back and looking forward. The exhibition ‘Among Friends’ will explore the museum’s recent and more distant past, with a focus on the people who have donated gifts and legacies of old and modern art.

A passion for art

We highlight the generosity of the dozens of collectors whose passion for art has ensured the future of beloved objects large and small. By entrusting them to the MSK, they have also tremendously enriched the museum’s collection. The exhibition also looks to the future, linking objects in the museum to works owned by contemporary private collectors, with whom the MSK has forged close ties over the past decades. ‘Among friends’ is experimental in nature, zooming in on works that are more often hidden away in intimate settings, but also establishing links between the past and present.

Works from private collections

The exhibition includes works by Pierre Alechinsky, Hendrick Andriessen, Karel Appel, Simon Bening, Antoine Bourdelle, Jacques Callot, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Charles Degroux, Colijn de Coter, Cornelis de Heem, Raoul De Keyser, Juliaan Dillens, Joost Cornelisz. Droochsloot, Louis Dubois, James Ensor, Henri Evenepoel, Léon Frédéric, Fernand Khnopff, Hans Hartung, Henri Leys, Master Arnt, Constantin Meunier, George Minne, László Moholy-Nagy, Lelio Orsi, Auguste Rodin, Félicien Rops, Medardo Rosso, Peter Paul Rubens, Roelant Savery, Frans Snijders, Léon Spilliaert, Joseph-Benoît Suvée, Josse Sébastien Van den Abeele, Frits Van den Berghe, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Guillaume Vogels, Gustaf Wappers and other artists.

Support the MSK

You can contribute to the MSK in many ways. Financially, with your time and expertise, with your own works of art.... We've made a handy overview of the various ways to support the museum. And, of course, you will always get something in return.

Centraal in beeld staat een witte buste van een vrouw. Daarachter hangen een viertal grote schilderijen uit de achttiende en negentiende eeuw. Er staan op de achtergrond twee vrouwen te kijken.