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    The Middelheim Museum is a special place where art and nature go hand in hand.
On view
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Colored Stones (detail) 2018. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, exhibition view Hedges, Edges, Dirt - ICA / VCU, Richmond, USA, 2018. copyright ADAGP, Paris. Photo by David Hunter Hale for ICA / VCU.
Exhibition
Contemporary artists tracing colonial tracks
Saturday 29 May 2021 - Sunday 03 October 2021 from 10:00 to 19:00
Individual visitors
An exhibition about the traces of the (post)colonial history of the Middelheim site. Several African and international artists will take the visitor on a walk.
Kunstwerk in het kunstpark
In the spotlight
#congoville
Meet the 15 international artists from the Congoville exhibition. As black flâneurs and flâneuses, they guide you through the site and the exhibition.
Kunstwerk in het kunstpark
Virtual tour
#congoville
Middelheim Museum is also offering a virtual tour of the Congoville exhibition, a first for the museum. Follow the online exhibition trail and enjoy high-resolution 360° views of all the artworks.
Cover tentoonstellingscatalogus Congoville
In the first place, this publication provides more information about the exhibition concept that curator Sandrine Colard developed at the request of the Middelheim Museum. On the other hand, the book functions as an archive of the exhibition and provides a broader framework for this project.
Mensen in het kunstpark
In the spotlight
#congoville
Make your visit to Congoville even more interesting. Take a tour with a museum guide and discover the exhibition from a new, different perspective or learn about the themes through recorded conversations. Discover the full range here.
In the city
Publiek Figuur Goshka Macuga
Exhibition
Friday 14 May 2021 - Sunday 01 May 2022 from 00:00 to 00:00
Individual visitors
For the second iteration of Public Figure, artist Goshka Macuga makes a new sculpture that rejects the tradition of the lone hero on his plinth.
Man met hond
Exhibition
Time. And Again.
Friday 04 June 2021 - Sunday 03 October 2021 from 00:00 to 00:00
Individual visitors
For his exhibition in the public space of Antwerp, artist Ken Lum creates a new series of billboards that question our relationship to work.
Presentation
Meisje in een cirkel
Presentation
The holes will be filled again
Saturday 18 September 2021 - Sunday 16 January 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
In the autumn of 2021, the Middelheim Museum, Delen Private Bank and Middelheim Promotors will be presenting the "Young Artist Fund", a targeted invitation to 3 young artists (under 40 and living/working in Belgium) to create a new outdoor sculptural work for the Middelheim Museum. And so the museum, together with the public, is taking an important step in the works of a young generation of contemporary artists.
Plan your visit
Read more about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in the Middelheim Museum, tools for your smartphone and general visitor information here.
Now that the corona crisis has paralyzed social life for the most part, many people don’t get to go to their favourite places, such as in the Middelheim Museum. That is why we bring the art park right to your home.
Collection pavilion
In the pavilion, you can (re)discover hidden works from the collection of the Middelheim Museum. Just over 80% of the works of art in the collection are stored in depots that are closed to visitors. Because the museum wants to offer maximum access to the collections in all their diversity, it has now transformed one such closed repository into an open display area. An initial selection of artworks has been unpacked there and put on display for the public.
Discover our highlights
A number of artworks in our wider collection are definitely considered relevant for art history. Each of them are artistic highlights in their own way, illustrating a specific movement or development in the field of sculpture.
13th June 2020 should have seen the opening of the Congoville summer exhibition. It is a group exhibition compiled by the guest curator Sandrine Colard (BE/DRC). Together with other future projects it forms part of a broader development at the museum towards greater polyphony and inclusion.