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Contemporary art

The museums of Bruges host some wonderful art works which draw visitors from all around the world. But fans of contemporary art will also be delighted by the varied and high-quality art on display at the modern art galleries in the city. Recently, street art projects have added an extra artistic element to the streets of the city. Enjoy street art by young artists on the facades of many buildings both in and outside of the historic centre. 

Art galleries with a capital ‘A’

It is not only the works of the old masters that will inspire you in Bruges. Art fans will also love the high concentration of art galleries with their varied, top-quality selection of modern art – a must-see during any visit to Bruges. You can snap up your very own masterpiece at one of these addresses.

Street art with a capital ‘S’

  • The "Legendz" project saw three artists shedding new light on some old stories. Jeremiah Persyn created a huge mural on the Hauwersstraat of Maria of Burgundy, the much-loved princess who died tragically at a young age after falling off her horse. On Kapucijnenplein, near the contemporary Concergebouw building, four ‘Fools of Bruges’ by artist Stan Slabbinck are sure to catch your attention and there is a mysterious wooden sculpture by Stefaan De Croock (Strook) on the side of ’t Santpoortje, near ’t Zand.
  • This summer, Bruges artist Wietse will connect the old with the new in a street art festival called "The Bridges". Together with seven Flemish and internationally renowned artists, he will be creating cool murals on facades in the centre of town and other areas.
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