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Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, is situated at the East side of the Citadelpark . The museum holds a large permanent collection of art from the Middle Ages until the mid 20th century. The collection focuses on Flemish Art but also has several European- especially French- paintings. It also has a large amount of sculptures. Next to its permanent collection the museum organises temporary exhibitions . The building was designed by city architect Charles van Rysselberghe around 1900. In 2007 the museum reopened after four years of restoration. Here's an overview of the latest and current exhibitions . 15.08.2002-17.11.2002 Max Ernst, the graphic work 06.10.2007-13.01.2008 British Vision - Observation and Imagination in British Art 1750-1950 20.09.2008-18.01.2009 Piranesi 21.03.2009-21.06.2009 Emile Claus 17.10.2009-07.02.2010 3 x Avant-Garde - Fernand Léger/Max Beckmann/Roar China 27.03.2010-27.06.2010 Gustave Van de Woestyne 16.10.2010-27.02.2011 James Ensor and contemporary art 08.10.2011-29.01.2012 John Constable, oil sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 25.02.2012-03.06.2012 Ford Madox Brown, tradition and innovation among the English Pre-Raphaelites 01.07.2012-01.07.2017 KMSKA on the road 02.03.2013-30.06.2013 ModernismThe museum is a member of The Flemish Art Collection. This is a structural partnership joining the three main museums of fine arts in Flanders: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges and the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts. The museums’ collections have all been developed in a similar way and complement each other perfectly. Together, they offer a unique, representative overview of Flemish art from the 15th to the 20th century. As partners sharing the same responsibility in Belgian cultural heritage, the three museums exchange their expertise, they strive for a more sustainable, high quality management and international awareness of their collections, including works that are part of the world patrimony.

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