M HKA

official name Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, M HKA
organisation type city museum
founding date 1986
city, country Antwerp, Belgium
address Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
website url www.muhka.be/en

The M HKA is a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. It is an open place of encounter for art, artists and the public. The M HKA aspires to play a leading role in Flanders and to extend its international profile by building upon Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition. The M HKA bridges the relationship between artistic questions and wider societal issues, between the international and the regional, artists and public, tradition and innovation, reflection and presentation. Central here is the museum’s collection with its ongoing acquisitions, as well as related areas of management and research. M HKA is a cultural-heritage institution, one of the eight major institutions of the Flemish Community. The museum keeps its finger on the pulse of current events in contemporary art both at home and abroad. Located in the avant-garde city par excellence, M HKA houses a rich and diverse collection which it displays in frequently changing presentations both inside and outside the museum. M HKA is a dynamic meeting place for art, artists and culture lovers alike; every year, it presents a versatile exhibition program that is supplemented with numerous artists’ talks, performances, lectures, book presentations, walking talks and activities for young and old. Another initiative housed at M HKA is Cinema Zuid. In the building of the FotoMuseum – where Cinema Zuid has made its home since 2009 – daily film screenings are organised in two state-of-the-art viewing rooms. This initiative brings the history of cinema to life through numerous introductions, lectures and seminars.