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Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK)

Jan Hoetplein 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 240 76 01
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Surprising and inspiring!

From the outside, the museum doesn't look like a place for contemporary art, it rather has the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthieu B
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Leuven, Belgium
The Richter exposition is very good but ...

We came for the Richter exhibition, which was good but not excellent, and the rest of the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, the museum doesn't look like a place for contemporary art, it rather has the charm of an old World Exhibit place. From the inside though, it contains a very interesting ensemble of spaces that seem to offer endless posibilities for displaying all...More

Thank Matthieu B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the Richter exhibition, which was good but not excellent, and the rest of the museum was disappointingly small but also "just good"

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the photography exposition, but found it a bit disappointing. The lighting was not always good. The permanent collection has some highlights, but there’s no arguing about (modern) art.

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Somebody tries to be interesting with supercool and modern art, which means at least 5 black or gray images, simple patterns like from computer etc. Doesn't worth to spend money

Thank Martin Š
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This was a really interesting gallery. The art was set out quite sparsely with three or four pieces per room which gave the place an interesting vibe. The first floor was closed but they gave us a discount. Definitely worth it for €6.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I visited SMAK last 13th August. I am an Art history student, specializing in Old Masters, in a city (Rome) where contemporary artists are not so considered or appreciated, so it was my first time in a contemporary art museum without being forced by an...More

Thank Simone A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were blown away with the cleverness and creativity shown in the three major exhibits here. In one space that has paintings on the wall, mattresses and personal belongings line the walls. This symbolizes refugees "taking over" the museum (in actuality, the museum is sponsoring...More

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 4 July 2017

greet space and some fabulous paintings on the ground floor but the balance of the museum was embarassing happy we did not pay more than EUR 8 each

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Right next door to the fine arts museum, so you can do both at one go. Excellent cafe serving hot and cold lunches, seating both inside and outside.

Thank ritapatitamalita
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You like it or you don't like it. If you are a fan of modern art you feel at home and you will enjoy the creativity of the last century artist. Your mind has to be wide open for new idea's otherwise it is rubbisch....More

Thank Sevillia
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adc218
22 January 2015|
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Response from wpatrickdewilde | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer of Mark Daem. Fact is that there are few restaurants in the vicinity. But there are many (very) good restaurants in town and connections are very good. Good luck !
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