The Middelheim Museum is a unique organisation where the surprising interplay between art and nature provides for special experiences. The open-air museum displays modern and contemporary art in a green, park environment. Pieces by Auguste, Rodin, Henry Moore, Rik Wouters, Juan Muñoz, Panamarenko, Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Ai Weiwei and Roman Signer, among others, give a unique overview of more than one hundred years of sculptural art.
The museum annually invites well-known or promising artists. Freed from the ‘white cube’ of a museum hall, they interact with the endless possibilities of the park space and the existing collection. This stimulates them towards new work customised for the Middelheim Museum. The museum has already worked with Berlinde De Bruyckere, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Paul McCarthy, Chris Burden, John Körmeling, Erwin Wurm and others.
With about 300.000 visitors a year, the free-of-charge Middelheim Museum is an easily accessible port of entry to modern and contemporary sculptural art, for young and old, from the nature lover to the expert; in short, everyone who wants to learn about, be inspired by, or simply wishes to enjoy sculpture in a beautiful museum park. Culture and recreation are optimally combined there.
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