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The world mirrored

24.04.2015 - 16.08.2015

'The world mirrored. World maps from the Middle Ages to the present day' took you on a discovery through the fascinating history of the Western world view from the Middle Ages to the present day. We received 48,718 visitors.

Exodus. Fleeing the war in Antwerp

21.05.2014 - 21.03.2016

CLOSED - Discover the gripping story of one and a half million Belgians fleeing the war in an exhibition in the Boulevard of the MAS.

All hands on deck

26.04.2014 - 31.12.2015

CLOSED - The MAS celebrated 75 years of the non-profit association Friends of the National Maritime Museum. A new presentation in the Kijkdepot related stories and displayed objects from collectors with a passion for the world of navigation.

In Antwerp. 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey

17.05.2011 - 30.12.2012

CLOSED - Migration is about living and working in an unfamiliar place. It’s about long-distance love and growing up in a foreign city, a new home. You discovered the story of 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey on the fifth floor of the MAS.

Istanbul - Antwerp. Port City Talks

23.10.2015 - 24.01.2016

CLOSED - The exhibition 'Istanbul - Antwerp. Port City Talks' was one of the eye-catchers of the international Europalia art festival Turkey.

The corner shop: Merksem - Antwerp’s local shops from 1950 to the present

23.03.2013 - 03.06.2013

CLOSED - Everyone knows them: the baker, the butcher, the greengrocer, the grocer round the corner. You drop in and do your shopping. There’s lots to tell about: the shopkeepers, the customers, the merchandise and of course the shops themselves. But you can saw for yourself in this exhibition, in the neighbourhoods where the stories were collected.

Luc Tuymans. Glasses

For the exhibition "Glasses", Luc Tuymans looks back at his oeuvre thematically for the first time. It includes portraits, of ‘nameless people’ and historic figures, and other works. The leitmotiv is a ‘pair of glasses’.

Buddha & Mind

21.10.2017 - 19.03.2017

CLOSED - The exhibition ‘Buddha & Mind’ at the MAS was in line with our need to escape from the daily hustle and frequent stressful moments. A unique set of minature Buddhist paintings took you through the process of meditation.

The corner shop

19.04.2016 - 2.04.2017

CLOSED - "The corner shop" highlighted the colourful history of Antwerp's shops and shopkeepers in the MASboulevard. The MAS asked the photographer Sanne De Wilde to find out more about the people who run local shops in the city today. The result was a colourful and diverse portrait series. Combined with old photos, the exhibition showed the human face behind the corner shops of the city since the Fifties.

Baroque Burez

01.06.2018 - 18.03.2019

As part of ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens as an inspiration’, the MAS will be welcoming the photographer and artist Athos Burez to the boulevard as from 1 June 2018. With 30 images and installations, he shares his own unique and contemporary view on different genres from the style period: still lifes, portraits, landscapes and interiors.

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