Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (commonly abbreviated as S.M.A.K., translated as City Museum for Contemporary Art) is a relatively new museum located in Ghent, Belgium, and is renowned both for its permanent collection (Art & Language, Karel Appel, Francis Bacon, Panamarenko, Andy Warhol, etc.) and for its provocative exhibitions.

The new museum opened to the public on 7 May 1999. The collection concentrates on international developments in art after 1945, and was based upon works collected by the Contemporary Art Museum Association (created on 8 November 1957 at the instigation of Karel Geirlandt) and the Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (set up in 1975 as the first Belgian museum devoted to contemporary art, housed in the Museum of Fine Arts, with Jan Hoet appointed as director).

Contacts & Details


Tue – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm

T: +32 (0)9 323 60 00
W: S.M.A.K.

Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Past Exhibitions
Grace Ndiritu: Healing The Museum
"Healing The Museum" is the first mid-career retrospective dedicated to Grace Ndiritu’s diverse artistic practice.
01 Apr 2023 - 10 Sep 2023
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