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The Middelheim Open-Air Statuary Museum is situated just outside the ‘Ring’ in a park that was purchased by the City back up in 1910 to prevent it being cut op into lots.

The permanent exhibition of modern sculpture was put together in the fifties at the instigation of the then burgomaster Lode Craeybeckx.

The collection now consists of more than 300 pieces, beginning chronologically with Auguste Rodin. Most are out in the open air and share the seasons with the wonderful nature. However a number of sculptures require protection from elements and so are housed in a pavilion. The castle orangery is now the documentation centre.

Many names, apart from Rodin’s, attest to the high artistic standard that is upheld at Middelheim. They include Rik Wouters, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Vic Gentils, Ossip Zadkine and Roel D’Haese.

Location
Middelheimlaan 61 - 2000 Antwerp
tel 03/828.13.50   fax 03/825.28.35

Opening Hours
October to the end of March : 10 am - 5 pm, April and September : 10 am - 7 pm
May and August : 10 am - 8 pm, June and July : 10 am - 9 pm
Closed on Mondays and on January 1st and 2nd, May 1st, Ascension Day,
November 1st and 2nd, December 25th and 26th


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