General information

Location 

Koningin Fabiolazaal
Jezusstraat 28
2000 Antwerp

Opening hours

From 19 September 2015 to 3 January 2016

Days

Opening hours

TU - SU

10am - 5pm

SA

10am - 6pm

MO Closed

Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing time. Closed on Mondays, 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January

Admission fees

Fees Target group
€ 4 General fee
€ 3

60+
Students
Groups (at least 15 persons)

€ 1 19 - 25
€ 0

-19
Friends of the KMSKA

Guided tours

For groups

Walk & Talk

Together with the guide you will find out why people are affected by art. 

Maximum 20 participants
Price: € 75 (+ admission fee) , € 50 for a school
Duration: 1 hour and a half

Bookings

Please make reservations at least three weeks prior to your visit by filling in the online form. We will contact you in order to confirm your reservation.

Contact

T +32 (0)3 224 95 61

The Moderns. Tour de France. French Art from KMSKA

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Date 31/01/2015 - 30/08/2015

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) possesses an attractive collection of French art. In Tour de France, the Province of Antwerp and KMSKA showcase sixty of the best and most interesting nineteenth and twentieth-century pieces from the French collection.

The Moderns. Tour de France Campaign Image

The earliest French moderns were leading exponents of academicism. David and Ingres represent the serious strand of this academic art, whereas the theatrical Salon art of Bouguereau, Cabanel and Robert-Fleury is altogether more playful and enchanting.

Innovative movements

Thanks to some generous donations and a number of targeted purchases, the museum’s French collection expanded further. In the early twentieth century, KMSKA’s acquisitions policy was focused on the innovative movements of earlier decades, including Realism and Impressionism and their offshoots. The museum thus acquired some wonderful work by Courbet, Fantin-Latour, Rodin, Degas and Signac.

The influential art circle Kunst van Heden/L’Art Contemporaine brought many foreign contemporary masters to its Antwerp shows. Quite a few French moderns who were featured in these exhibitions eventually made their way into the museum collection, including Chagall, Rouault, Zadkine, de Vlaminck and Dufy. In 1975, the museum purchased Accumulated Razors by assemblage artist Arman, who concludes the parade of French masters at KMSKA. 

Visitors guide

Download the visitors guide (PDF, 2,8 MB) or ask for it at the exhibition information desk.

In collaboration with the Province of Antwerp.

Logo's Provincie Antwerpen en KMSKA Dicht maar dichtbij

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Tour de France. French Art from KMSKA

  • Virginie Elodie Demont-Breton, Into the water! (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Virginie Elodie Demont-Breton, Into the water!

  • Jacques Louis David, Man in a Hat (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Jacques Louis David, Man in a Hat

  • Jacques-Emile Blanche, Dieppe (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Jacques-Emile Blanche, Dieppe

  • James Joseph Jacques Tissot, Embarkation at Calais  (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    James Joseph Jacques Tissot, Embarkation at Calais

  • Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury, Titian Lying in State at the Palazzo Barberigo (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury, Titian Lying in State at ...

  • Edouard Vuillard, Lucy Hessel (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Edouard Vuillard, Lucy Hessel

  • Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, Madam de Rute, born Marie Laetitia Bonaparte-Wyse (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, Madam de Rute, born Marie ...

  • Ossip Zadkine, Cain and Abel (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Ossip Zadkine, Cain and Abel

  • Edgar Degas, Pregnant Woman (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Edgar Degas, Pregnant Woman

Museum offices

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

T +32 (0)3 224 95 50