Museum De Reede

Museum De Reede is a brand new museum in Antwerp which exhibits a top collection of graphic art. After its opening in 2017, it received excellent reviews and I recommend everybody to visit this attraction.

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What's there to see?

  • Museum De Reede exhibits a fantastic permanent collection of graphic art works, made by Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops. Their works express 'la condition humaine' in its purest sense.

        These works are all shown on the first level of the museum.

Museum De Reede in Antwerp

Self-portrait Edvard Munch at Museum De Reede in Antwerp

Edvard Munch was born in Norway in 1863. Growing up, he already experienced the traumatic loss of his mother, sisters and brother.

His first voyage abroad, after studying at the Royal School of Art and Design in Oslo, was to Antwerp, where he showed his work at the World Exposition 1885 in Antwerp.

Some of the graphic works from Munch that you will see at museum De Reede, belong to his The Frieze of Life.

Examples are The Scream, Vampire, Madonna, Ashes and Jealousy. They all connect with the intense life experiences that Munch had to cope with: love, loneliness, pain, despair and death.

From time to time, museum De Reede welcomes a graphic art piece from outside, which is of course an extra motivation to come and visit.

This time, they have received the lithograph The Scream from Edvard Munch. When I went, I was blown away by it. Museum De Reede has given it a superb place in which you can really enjoy and experience this master piece!

It will be on exposition from the 6th of September 2018 untill the 17th of March 2019.

Lithograph The Scream from Edvard Munch

Next to this litho on the wall, I have read the following, which made me think and admire this piece of art even longer....

'I was walking along the road with two friends - The sun was setting. The sky turned blood red - And I felt a wave of sadness - I paused tired to death - above the blue-black fjord and city blood and flaming tongues hovered. My friends walked on - I stayed behind-quaking with Angst - I felt the scream in nature.'

Edvard MUNCH, 1895


On the bottom of the litho is written:


Ich fuhlte das grosse Geschrei durch die Natur

Félicien Rops was born in 1833 in Belgium. He is known for his drawings with an erotic and satanic theme. His work influenced symbolists like Edvard Munch and Félicien Rops was also a pioneer in Belgian comics.

In Museum De Reede you can admire works like Pornocrates and Les Diaboliques.

Felicien Rops - Femme au Lorgnon
Félicien Rops - Le quatrieme verre de cognac

Francisco Goya from Spain was born in 1746. He is the oldest of the three artists exhibited here. He is known for works like La Tauromaquia, Los Caprichos, Los Disparates, Los Desastres de la Guerra.

  • On the ground floor of Museum De Reede, you will find the temporary exposition.

For example, from the 6th of December 2018 until the 5th of February 2019, Franta will be exhibited with his fantastic works Humains. Franta was born in Czechoslovakia in 1930 and the 'condition humaine' is an obsession in his works. This is the first exposition from Franta in Belgium!

Franta - Humains

To check which temporary exhibitions are coming up, click here.

  • Museum De Reede has also an additional collection of works by Picasso, Kollwitz, Beckmann, Wouters, Claus and others, and these will be on display at least once a year.
  • There is no real shop at Museum De Reede, but they do sell some books, postcards and catalogues at the entrance.

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Where is it?

The museum De Reede is situated in the historic centre, with the river Scheldt and Het Steen right in front of it. It’s address is Ernest Van Dijckkaai 7, 2000 Antwerp.

When is Museum De Reede open?

The museum De Reede is open every day, except on Wednesday, from 11 am to 5 pm.

What's the price?

A ticket for an adult is 13 euro.

Children younger than 13 years old, go in for free. Above 13 till 18 years old, it's 3 euro.

Students pay 5 euro.

Free entrance if you have the Antwerp City Card. Click here to read about all the discounts and benefits!

Click here to order your entry ticket to skip the lines!

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