Top exhibitions

Musea Brugge is a big name in the international museum world and will once again be offering a number of must-see exhibitions this year. From famous works by Flemish Masters Van Eyck and Memling to new creations inspired by the permanent collection and featuring artists from a variety of disciplines. 

  • MEMLING NOW: Hans Memling in contemporary art
    This Flemish primitive painter was a huge influence on other artists over the centuries. Memling’s influence can be seen today in the work of Joseph Kosuth, Kehinde Wiley, David Claerbout and others at the Saint John’s Hospital.

  • Mind the artist
    The artists of Bruges have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, so Musea Brugge has launched a new series of festivals to give them a forum for just over a year. Until the beginning of 2022, seven artists will be given a unique opportunity to develop a project with a link to the museum collection – an inspiring dialogue between contemporary and old(er) art. Take a look at a teaser of the Exhibition 'Nele Van Canneyt - Binnenland'.

  • Expo Studio Plus - Handmade in Brugge
    Nowadays, Bruges is still a centre for many talented craftspeople. Every year, Handmade in Brugge hands out awards to some of the very best contemporary makers. 25 of these can be seen in a temporary exhibition at the Gruuthuse Museum.

  • 50 years Lace Centre
    50 years Lace Centre is celebrated a.o. with the exhibition A P-Lace together, a collection of lace strips created during this virtual worldwide lace workshop.

  • Synergia
    The historic Poortersloge (Burghers’ Lodge) is the number one spot for contemporary art and the location of an inspiring exhibition – ‘Synergia’. Lose yourself in a virtual journey through the multi-layered and visually substantive oeuvre of Joke Raes and Jonas Vansteenkiste, two fantastic - and seemingly very different –  artists from Bruges.