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The Black Sisters Museum – Basilica of Koekelberg


Modern Religious Art Museum – Basilica of Koekelberg

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Modern Religious Art Museum – Basilica of Koekelberg

Parvis de la basilique 1
1083 Ganshoren

EXPO Cross-ing Way-s

GUIDED TOUR of the exhibition

BEHIND THE SCENE the story of curator Denys Shantar



If you have questions about building accessibility and/or activities, please contact the museum directly.

The MMRA shows religiously inspired art, which invites you to pause for a moment and seek meaning in deeply human aspects of existence. As  the museum is located in the gallery of the dome, you also get a view on its unique art deco architecture. The collection is eclectic and at the same time diverse, it includes works by well-known artists from the modern and contemporary period, from Belgium, from various European countries, from Africa and from North and South-America.

EXPO The Museum of Modern Religious Art, located in the stately Basilica of Koekelberg, invites you to the exhibition. Curator Denys Shantar created scenes inspired by the Stations of the Cross, drawing on the culture and iconography of his childhood in Ukraine and on his complex relationship with religion. With works from the rich museum collection, for example by Constant Permeke, Marthe Donas and Albert Servaes, and works by contemporary artists, such as Johan Creten, Klaus Verscheure, Denys Shantar, Nikita Kadan, S. Bratkov and Elena Subach.

GUIDED TOUR Get inspired by the exhibition, explained by experienced and enthusiastic guides.

BEHIND THE SCENE The curator takes you in tow and brings you his story, with the opportunity to ask questions and have a conversation about the exhibition, and about his practice as an artist (only in English).