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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

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Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032 09 240 07 00
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Satisfying visit but collection could use some winnowing

The Fine Arts Museum is arranged in a ring around the central galleries. Beginning on the right hand side it proceeds chronologically in an anti clockwise direction. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fine Arts Museum is arranged in a ring around the central galleries. Beginning on the right hand side it proceeds chronologically in an anti clockwise direction. The collection on display is strong in a number of areas. It holds as expected a number of Netherlandish works, including two by Bosch. There are also works by Rubens, Jordaens and Pieter... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The circulation within the museum is clear, and there's just enough exhibits to tell the history of art development in the region

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved it! My feet wear killing me after several days of walking and this was a terrific place to just take it easy. It was nice and quite when I went and not very crowded so I got to really appreciate every masterpiece. Another thing that I loved was that you can see what a curators work looks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We really enjoyed the art on display in this beautiful gallery There is lots of variety, well worth a visit.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The gallery is in the citadel park on the number 1 tram line. It is a really well designed gallery with beautiful rooms with lots of natural light. There is a good mix of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays of painting and sculpture from early medieval to early 20th century. You also get to see the restoration of the Adoration... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

OMG! LOVED all great modern art here!!!! (lots of it!!) Really, really greatl!! Martha Donas, Belgium modern artist, temporary exhibit was REALLY awesome!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a pretty big museum (not Louvre big, but big), and you could spend most of the day here seeing everything. But, the Bosch, Magritte, Wouters, and Van Rysselberghe paintings are worth every effort to get here. Unfortunately, not within easy walking distance from the main attractions, so plan on a bus or taxi.

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Frampton on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very modern meets masterpieces and this is where the Van Eyck Mystic Lamb is being restored well worth a look. We spent a few hours in here and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The exposition of Marthe Donas is a real eye opener. Her works are daring and full of life and color. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) is a fine arts museum located at Citadel Park in Ghent, just across from Stedelijk Museum voor Acktuele Kunst (SMAK). Here you can see early Netherlandish masterpieces as well as watch the restoration of Jan Van Eyke's Ghent altarpiece. Opening Hours are 10-6pm daily and entry fee is €8 per person. MSK was established in... More 

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