• Welcome to the Middelheim Museum

    The Middelheim Museum is a special place where art and nature go hand in hand.
Plan your visit

We put the well-being of our visitors and employees first, which is why we want to ensure a safe environment for your visit during these times of COVID-19, and we request that you also take some measures.
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The art park is freely accessible.
Would you like to participate in an activity or visit one of the pavilions? Then you must reserve a ticket in advance.
 
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Focus presentation
Saturday 26 September 2020 - Sunday 21 February 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
Berlinde De Bruyckere shares her quest as an artist with us. Starting from preparatory sketches, photos and drawings for her Middelheim exhibition in 1995, she takes us along in her thought process.
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.
 
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.
Exhibition
Friday 03 July 2020 - Sunday 18 April 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
The inaugural edition of Public Figure presents a new sculpture by artist Tramaine de Senna (1981, California, lives and works in Antwerp).
 
On 9 June 2020, a statue of King Leopold II (1835-1909) was removed from the public space of Ekeren, Antwerp, where it had stood since 1873. Its removal was a highly charged occurrence and led to numerous questions being addressed at the museum. The below text contains the answer to some of those questions.
Exhibition
Saturday 29 May 2021 - Sunday 03 October 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
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.
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.