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Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture

Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture
Middelheimlaan 61
Antwerpen, Belgium , Europe, 2020
Contact: Mr. Menno Meewis, curator
Tel: 0032/3.827.15.34, 0032/3.828.13.50
Fax: 0032/3.825.28.35
Email: middelheimopenluchtmuseum@cs.antwerpen.be
Website: http://www.dma.be/cultuur/museum_middelheim
http://www.dma.be/cultuur/museum_middelheim/index_eng.shtml

In 1950, the City of Antwerp organized an international exhibition of sculpture in the open in Middelheim Park. This event was such a success that it was decided to exhibit sculptures on a permanent basis in this splendid 50-acre park.

More than 40 years of acquisitions have formed a collection which presents a selective view of modern sculpture from Rodin to the present day.

In 1993 a rejuvenation programme was launched. The museum now spans the entire park, and acquisitions are no longer made just to fill historical gaps. On the occasion of Antwerp being named Cultural Capital of Europe for 1993, the permanent collection was enriched with works by Richard Deacon,Isa Genzken, Per Kirkeby, Harald Klingelhöller, Bernd Lohaus, Matt Mullican, Juan Munoz, Panamarenko, Thomas Schütte and Didier Vermeiren. These were exhibited in Lower Middelheim, where the Biennials used to be held, and which is now reserved for contemporary sculpture.

Between 1994 and 1999 the museum acquired Guillaume Bijl's 'Roman Street', Luciano Fabro's 'Bathers', Henk Visch's 'Telling no Lies', Tony Cragg's 'Envelope' and Franz West's 'Sphairos' and 'Freie Form'.

In the year 2000 the museum grounds are extended to 25 acres. These new grounds will be designed by the French team of landscape architects Desvigne & Dalnoky.

A new sculpture depot has already been built by the Belgian architect Stéphane Beel and will be ready for use next year.

The existing keepers' house will be converted into a book shop and a central reception hall. Next to this building a new cafetaria will be built. Finally, the Orangerie, housing the Documentation centre and the museum's staff will be completely renovated.

Opening hours: from October to March: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., April and September: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., May and August: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., June and July: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays, on January 1st and 2nd, May 1st, Ascension Day, November 1st and 2nd, December 25th and 26th.

Admission free.

How to obtain driving directions to site: by citybus: nr. 17,18,26,27,32 / by streetcar: nr. 7, 15 / by car: ring-road around Antwerp, exit Berchem.

free parking in front of the park.

Guided tours and workshops for children, youngsters and adults

Collection catalogue in English, French and Dutch; teacher's manual and leaflets for pupils on several themes about sculpture and about the museum's collection.

MuseJA! museum game for children

Catalogues and leaflets of the temporary exhibitions

Public Relations Middelheim - Greet Stappaerts and Greet Cooreman - tel. OO32/3/827.15.34, fax. 0032/3/825.28.35, email: middelheimopenluchtmuseum@cs.antwerpen.be

Tourist Office(guided tours for adults):tel.0032/3/232.01.03, fax 0032/3/231.19.37, email:toerisme@antwerpen.be

Facilities: Documentation Centre Burgomaster Lode Craeybeckx: ca. 50 000 publications on plastic arts from Rodin onwards, slides, photographs, CD-Roms and videos; openings hours: from Tuesday to Friday inclusive, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Book shop, Cafetaria (as from May 2000).

Complete list of artists
Adam, Henri-Georges - Ajolfi, Elia - Amador, Rodriguez - Andriessen, Mari - Angeli Radovani, Kosta - Anthoons, Willy - Archipenko, Alexander - Armitage, Kenneth - Arnould, Marcel - Arp, Jean - Avramidis, Joannis - Aycock, Alice - Badii, Libero - Bakic, Vojin - Balden, Theo - Bally, Théodore - Bandau, Joachim- Barlach, Ernst - Belling, Rudolf - Béothy, Etienne - Berczeller, Rezsö - Bernard, Joseph - Bertagnin, Roberto - Bertoni, Wander - Bijl, Guillaume - Bill, Max - Bloc, André - Blomberg, Stig - Bodini, Floriano - Bodmer, Walter - Bouchard, Louis-Henri - Bourdelle, Emile-Antoine - Braque, Georges -Brecheret, Victor -Butler, Reg - Caille, Pierre - Calder, Alexander - Cantré, Jozef- Cappello, Carmelo - Cardenas, Augustin - Cascella, Pietro Cassani, Nino - Cavaliere, Alik - Chadwick, Lynn - Chirino, Martin - Claessens, Frans - Colvin, Marta - Consagra, Pietro - Corberó, Xavier - Cornelissen, Remy - Courtois, Albin - Cousins, Harold - Couturier, Robert - Cragg, Tony - David, Libor - Deacon, Richard - De Clercq, Maurice - de Fiori, Ernesto - De Leeuw, Bert - Delvoye, Wim - Desmet, Etienne - Despiau, Charles - d'Haese, Roel - Dodeigne, Eugčne - Dries, Jan - Dubón, Jorge - Duchamp-Villon, Raymond - Dunkel, Joachim - Dupon, Arthur - Dupon, Josuë - Dzamonja, Dusan - Eguchi, Shu - Ehrlich, Edith - Eickhoff, Gottfred - Elisabeth, Belgian Queen - Epstein, Jacob - Etienne-Martin - Fabro, Luciano - Fabbri, Agenore - Fazzini, Pericle - Filla, Emil - Fischer, Adam - Förster, Wieland - François, Michel - Gargallo, Pablo - Gebauer, Kurt - Gentils, Vic - Genzken, Isa - Gheno, Luigi - Ghermandi, Quinto - Ghysels, Jean-Pierre - Giacometti, Alberto - Gilioli, Emile - Gojkovic, Miodrag - González, Julio - Graham, Dan - Grard, Georges - Grate, Eric - Grazebrook, Romarin - Greco, Emilio - Guébels, Monique - Guerrini, Lorenzo - Guilmot, Jacques - Gujral, Satish - Gutfreund, Otto - Haccuria, Maurice - Harsay, Ilona - Hartung, Karl - Haukeland, Arnold - Heiliger, Bernhard - Heirbaut, Gisleen - Hellgren, Ingmar - Hepworth, Barbara - Hernandez, Julio López - Heyvaert, Pierre - Hladík, Karel - Holmens, Gerard - Hongo, Shin - Horiuti, Masakazu - Hosek, Zdenek - Hubacher, Hermann - Ianchelevici, Idel - Irimescu, Ion - Jacobsen, Robert - Jacques, Philippe - Janakiram, P.V. - Jespers, Floris - Jespers, Oscar - Kampmann, Utz - Kern, Peter - Keustermans, Jan - King, Phillip - Kinouchi, Yoshi - Kivijärvi, Harry - Klingelhöller, Harald - Koenig, Fritz - Koenig, Ghisha - Kolbe, Georg - Kollwitz, Käthe - Kovács, François - Kreitz, Willy - Krop, Hildo - Kubach-Wilmsen-Team - Laenen, Jean-Paul - Lambeaux, Jef - Lamberechts, Frans - Landowski, Paul - Laurens, Henri - Lehmann, Kurt - Leinfellner, Heinz - Leplae, Charles - Liisberg, Hugo - Lim, Kim - Lipchitz, Jacques - Lohaus, Bernd - Macken, Mark - Maclot, Guy - Mac William, Frederick Edward - Maillol, Aristide - Manzů, Giacomo - Marcks, Gerhard - Marini, Marino - Martens, Michel - Martí, Marcel - Martin, Raymond - Martini, Arturo - Mascherini, Marcello - Mastroianni, Umberto - Mataré, Ewald - Mazy, Marcel - Meadows, Bernard - Mestrovic, Ivan - Meunier, Constantin - Milles, Carl - Minguzzi, Luciano - Minne, Georges - Minne, Joris - Minnebo, Hubert - Mirko - Mizui, Yasuo - Moeschal, Jacques - Molenaar, Leonie - Monheim, Luc - Moore, Henry - Mullican, Mat - Muńoz, Juan - Nagare, Masayuki - Nagasawa, Hidetoshi - Nevelson, Louise - Niermeyer, Theo - Noack, Astrid - Özsen, Ferit - Panamarenko - Pas, Wilfried - Penalba, Alicia - Permeke, Constant - Poetou, Emiel - Pomodoro, Arnaldo - Pompon, François - Poot, Rik - Preclik, Vladimir - Puvrez, Henri - Ramous, Carlo - Reinhoud - Renoir, Auguste - Richier, Germaine - Rodin, Auguste - Rosenthal, Bernard - Rossi, Remo - Rosso, Medardo - Roulin, Felix - Rückriem, Ulrich - Schaár, Erzsébet - Scharff, Edwin - Schirren, Ferdinand - Schoenholtz, Michael - Schütte, Thomas - Seghal, Amar Nath - Seitz, Gustav - Serrano, Pablo - Sieklucki, Tadeusz - Siikamäki, Arvo - Somaini, Francesco - Soto, Jesús Rafael - Souply, Emile - Spilliaert, Pol - Stadler, Toni - Startchev, Valentine - Steinbrenner, Hans - Storek, Frantisek - Strebelle, Olivier - Stroobant, Dominique - Subirachs, José Ma. - Szukalski, Albert - Tajiri, Shinkichi - Tatehata, Kakuzo - Teshigahara, Sofu - Tihec, Slavko - Tinel, Koenraad - Trampedach, Kurt - Trsar, Drago - Uhlmann, Hans - Valdivieso, Raul - Valsamis, Costas - Van Breedam, Camiel - Van den Brande, Frans - Vandenhove, Charles - Van Caeckenbergh - Van Gysegem, Paul - Van Hoeydonck, Paul - Van Sumere, Hilde - Varga, Imre – Venancio - Verjans, Raf - Verlee, Luc - Vermeersch, José - Vermeiren, Didier - Viani, Alberto - Visch, Henk - Viseux, Claude - Wallenberg, Axel - Weiner, Lawrence - Werthmann, Friedrich - West, Franz - Wijnants, Ernest - Willequet, André - Wimmer, Hans - Wolfers, Philippe - Wotruba, Fritz - Wouters, Rik - Yencesse, Hubert - Zadkine, Ossip - Zúńiga, Francisco - Zywuszko, Kazimierz

 


Emile-Antoine Bourdelle

 

 

 


Henry Moore

 

 

 


Raymond Duchamp-Villon

 

 

 


Panamarenko

 

 

 


Juan Munoz

 

 

 


Juan Munoz

 

 

 


Franz West

 

 

 


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