Dynamic and idiosyncratic, that’s the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, S.M.A.K. for short. The permanent collection of important works by artists from home and abroad interacts with original, often daring temporary exhibitions, particularly one-man shows by established and budding artists. S.M.A.K. is a place for experimentation and innovation, but it also has an eye for the public space.

Exhibitions at the Ghent museums


Your individual visit to S.M.A.K. during COVID-19:

If you want to visit S.M.A.K., you have to book a ticket in advance:

  • Book your ticket by calling +32(0)9 210 10 75. This is possible every weekday from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 16:00.
  • Buy your ticket online at smak.be

Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Gent
T +32 (0)9 323 60 01
Wheelchair access

Opening hours

S.M.A.K. is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Weekdays: 9:30 am. - 5:30 pm.
Weekends, public holidays, school holidays: 10 am. - 6 pm.

Via this link you can find everything about your visit to S.M.A.K. during COVID-19:

Closed on Mondays and on 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January.