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The museum celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Friends of the S.M.A.K. Several works in the collection purchased by them are highlighted.

Press Release

This year the museum will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Friends of the S.M.A.K. This association, originally called the Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art (V.M.H.K.), was founded on the initiative of Karel Geirlandt in 1957 and was the driving force behind the genesis of the museum. The creation of a collection was one of the association’s core activities from the very …

This year the museum will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Friends of the S.M.A.K. This association, originally called the Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art (V.M.H.K.), was founded on the initiative of Karel Geirlandt in 1957 and was the driving force behind the genesis of the museum. The creation of a collection was one of the association’s core activities from the very beginning. Its very first purchase was made in 1958 and this initiated a fine tradition. So S.M.A.K. is taking the opportunity offered by the 60th anniversary of the Friends to highlight several works in …

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