So important to the European art world and yet relatively unknown in Belgium: Flemish artist Jef Verheyen (1932-1984) returns to Antwerp. Forty years after his death, the KMSKA presents the first museum solo exhibition of this illustrious modern master in his hometown. A first.

'Jef Verheyen. Window on Infinity' closely follows the evolution of this modern master. We see how he moves from ceramic experiments to painting, constantly refining the medium. In light and dark, in form and color. New archive research reveals how Verheyen bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, between present and future. In search of the essence, in the infinite. Everything to make us look differently and see more. Let that be the exact motto of the KMSKA.

Join a guide who will take you on a one-and-a-half-hour tour passing-by Jef Verheyen's masterpieces, prestigious loans from the likes of Yves Klein, Günther Uecker and Lucio Fontana, and astonishing installations by contemporary masters.

Do you prefer to follow a guided tour but not in a group? With our entry-level tour, you'll explore the Jef Verheyen exhibition together with a KMSKA guide. Thanks to our tour system, you will understand the guide crystal clear. Tours are given in Dutch, and start at the following moments:

Thursday May 16: at 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00
Saturday May 18: at 10:30 and 14:00
Sunday May 19: at 10:30 and 14:00

Passages echoes the transient encounter between life and death, the past and the present, reality and imagination. It represents a no-man's land where contrasting worlds meet. Unfolding an interplay of voice, light, visual arts, movement, electronics, and classical music, Passages is an ongoing performance that embraces its unfinished state and invites new contributors with each performance.

Nesteld in the galleries of the Old Masters, a versatile cast creates a dialogue between the transience of the performing arts and the enduring nature of the visual arts, where the gaze of the spectator adds the final brushstroke. Aïda Gabriëls and her collective Oester perform on Thursday May 16, at 19:30 and 20:30.

Which cocktail will you choose first? KMSKA's Madonna Cocktail Bar puts everyone in the mood for art. Treat yourself to a colourful drink with live music in the monumental De Keyser Room. You don’t need a museum entrance ticket. Just step inside and enjoy!

Feeling a touch of evening inspiration? Come and do some drawing in the museum. Copy details or entire masterpieces with KMSKA draws! Or maybe you’d prefer to get creative yourself with the help of our workshop guides at the Open Studio? Whichever you choose, fun is guaranteed! Everyone with a ticket on Thursday evening can join.

Inside the KMSKA, you will find historical grandeur combined with a distinctive contemporary volume. They invite you on a journey through time. Stroll along seven centuries of art. From Flemish masters such as Van Eyck, Rubens and Magritte to world-class artists such as Fouquet, Titian, Alechinsky, Modigliani and Rodin. They are a home to revolutionary pioneers and modern iconoclasts like James Ensor. In the KMSKA, you will find the largest collection of Ensor's work in the world. The interaction of greenery and sculptures makes the garden a haven of peace in the neighbourhood and the first museum room.

We kindly remind you that a ticket is required to visit the exhibitions at KMSKA. Get your ticket here.