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“Colorful and creative”

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK)
Ranked #46 of 176 things to do in Ghent
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Colorful and creative”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We loved the Richard Jackson exhibit. For a museum exhibit it was very accessible with lots of little spaces and rooms to explore. The painting machines made you think and figure out how they worked. We loved the creativity and the humor. Seems like a fun place to bring kids.

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Sussex, England
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“good space, good shows”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

It's always a gamble with contemporary art museums - sometimes you like the show, sometimes you don't. This time, I liked the show downstairs, but not the one upstairs. But that's the luck of the draw. Good space, intelligently curated.

Visited March 2014
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East Dereham, Norfolk.
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“"Weird and wacky"”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Don’t know whether my understanding of “modern art” is out of date, but this museum houses some rather strange and unusual displays. Weird and wacky is a good all round description. There were some interesting pictures representing life on the front line for soldiers in WW1, but for the rest one really had to stretch one’s imagination to appreciate what was in the artist’s mind. Examples include a cloth used to clean a dirty window, a car splattered with paint, and a picture where the artist had fired bullets at the canvas to create the image. All very strange and thought evoking. Worth a visit just to see how the modern artist represents his work.

Visited March 2014
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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“A must see modern art museum”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Went to see the Re-Paint and Dirk Braekmann exhibitions. Not disappointed, well worth seeing and particulary impressed with the paintings - first time in a long while.

Setting good and well curated. Disappointing bookshop and cafe, during week, is a tea and coffee dispenser.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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“Timing!”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I might have visited at the wrong time, they were about to set up new displays so there was very little to see. Staff were helpful, but it was not worth a visit. I would have been very disappointed if I had paid rather than visiting with a Ghent Card.

Visited February 2014
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