SMAK is Ghent’s primary attraction for contemporary art fans, located in a 1930s building in Citadelpark near the Fine Arts Museum . The permanent collection contains intriguing works by Karel Appel of CoBrA fame and big international names like Andy Warhol and Christo, but they’re not always on show. You’re more likely to find wacky, weird, and sometimes wonderful temporary exhibitions that showcase the work of leading international contemporary artists (recently that included Gerhard Richter and Michael E. Smith). Standards can be hit or miss so check what’s on before a visit.
Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent (SMAK)
Our Rating Hours Tues–Fri 9:30am–5:30pm, Sat–Sun 10am–6pm. Closed Dec 25–26 and Dec 31–Jan 1 Phone +32 (0) 9 240 76 64 Prices Admission 15€ adults, 13€ seniors, 2€ ages 19–26, free for children 18 and under Web site SMAK
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