MEMLING NOW: Hans Memling in contemporary art

Hans Memling was one of the most significant painters of the Burgundian Bruges genre. He painted three altarpieces for the medieval Sint-Janshospitaal. These are considered to be masterpieces amongst the artwork of the Flemish primitives. The world-renowned Ursula Shrine is also one of his works. Hans Memling is a source of inspiration for various contemporary artists and this Bruges exhibition highlights his influences for the first time. As well as a range of portraits by Joseph Kosuth – one of the forefathers of conceptual art – there will also be works on display by African-American painter Kehinde Wiley (who painted an official portrait of Barack Obama) and Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid. Belgian artist David Claerbout will also be creating a new piece of work for this project.

A visit to the exhibition costs €12,00 (including permanent collection). In order to comply with the COVID guidelines, the number of visitors who can visit the exhibition simultaneously is limited. Your visit is only guaranteed if you book in advance. This can be done via this link from 1 week before your planned visit.

A guided visit combining the exhibition with a walk is possible in small groups limited to max. 15 persons (excluding the guide and children up to 12 years old). We recommend your entrance first to book your entrance first and then your guide. Reservations can be made directly with Koninklijke Gidsenbond, Hello Bruges or S-wan. To ensure safe conduct, specific guidelines apply to tourist tours. You can consult them here.

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Time information

from 01-10-2020 to 01-02-2021
Monday closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00 h
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00 h
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00 h
Friday 09:30 - 17:00 h
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00 h
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00 h

Price information


Adults € 12,00
Youth up to 18 years € 0,00
Youth up to 25 years € 10,00
seniors 65+ € 10,00
Museumpassmusées € 0,00


Mariastraat 38 , Brugge

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