Museum Night Light

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Finally! After the postponement in December, Ghent Museum Night exceptionally returns in the spring with a light edition. On Thursday 3 March, eleven museums will open their doors for free until 10 pm.

For once, you will have to plan your Museum Night Light in advance. Be surprised by what the museums have to offer, plan your route and combine two or three museums. Booking (per museum) online is easy and completely free!

Attention, Museum Night Light in S.M.A.K. is a CST-event because we are organising a lecture and concerts. Crèmerie GUILLAUME is open, where you also have to be in possession of a CST.

S.M.A.K. goes POP!

You will see top works from the S.M.A.K. and Matthys-Colle collection in the exhibition 'POPART, from Warhol to Panamarenko'. Flavia Frigeri, co-curator of the controversial exhibition 'The global story of Pop art' in Tate Modern, will give a lecture on the impact of pop art around the world. You can also take your children on a treasure hunt through 'The Exhibition', an exhibition put together by 300 children and young people with more than 150 works from the collection. For music lovers, there is a challenging concert of experimental jazz by Citadelic Jazz. If you want to relax and enjoy a drink, Crèmerie Guillaume is the place to be.

The full programme in detail can be found below.

Farida amadou

19:15 - Citadelic Jazz - Farida Amadou

Farida Amadou is a musician and performer from Liège and has consistently been called one of the most remarkable new stars of the European improvisation scene. She has already played with world-renowned musicians all over Europe, including guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and free jazz pioneer Peter Brötzmann. Farida was a member of the punk/noise band Cocaine Piss when they recorded their album 'Passionate and Tragic' in Chicago with producer Steve Albini.


21:15 - Citadelic Jazz - Dishwater

Dishwasher_ is a three-piece band from Ghent that, according to its own words, makes jazz for non-jazz believers. Because of a great admiration for computer-produced music, the trio approaches their rather conventional instruments in such a way that there is no longer any association with a classical jazz trio. Live, through improvisation, their energetic set takes unexpected turns, moulding compositions into a unique, adventurous yet danceable whole, allowing the band and thus the audience to fully surrender to the moment.

Since their start last year, they won the Sounds Of Sprouts competition, Jazz Awards Maastricht, received the Sound Track 2021 award and were on the shortlist of Young Jazz Talent Ghent. Time to catch them.

POP ART from Warhol to Panamarenko, From the Matthys-Colle Collection


You can discover 45 top works in POP ART from Warhol to Panamarenko from the Matthys-Colle & S.M.A.K. Collection. Popart emerged in the mid-fifties and experienced its heyday in the sixties of the 20th century. S.M.A.K. portrays this art movement that is more topical than ever, just think of the impact of the (mass) media, the consumer society and the abundance of manipulated images.

The Exhibition The Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection

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You can see our collection through the eyes of children and young people in The Exhibition The Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection. More than 400 children and young people had their say in S.M.A.K. and decided which collection works should be put on the entire first floor. With a maze, beanbags and a laboratory!

Practical information
  • Thursday 3 March 2022.
  • All Ghent Museums stay open between 17:00 and 22:00.
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